Richard Sibley

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  • Glomerular and tubular basement membrane calcinosis: Case report and literature review AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES Troxell, M. L., Higgins, J. P., Sibley, R. K. 2006; 47 (2)


    Nephrocalcinosis most commonly manifests as renal calculi or deposition within the tubulointerstitial compartment. Conversely, calcium deposition within glomeruli is extremely rare. We present the case of a 50-year-old man with multiple medical problems, including hepatitis C, diabetes, hypertension, proteinuria, and chronic renal failure. Renal biopsy showed impressive calcium deposits along glomerular basement membranes and tubular basement membranes, within intracellular organelles, and in the interstitium in the setting of a normal serum calcium level. Seven months after biopsy, the patient is on hemodialysis therapy. Although serological and medical examination failed to show a treatable cause for this patient's glomerular calcinosis, individual case reports in the literature have described resolution of calcinosis-associated nephrotic syndrome with treatment of the primary cause of hypercalcemia.

    View details for DOI 10.1053/j.ajkd.2005.10.030

    View details for Web of Science ID 000235189300026

    View details for PubMedID 16431246

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