Membranous glomerulonephritis and tuberculous peritonitis: a rare association

  • Biswadip Ghosh Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India
  • Arindam Pande Department of Cardiology, Medical College, Kolkata, India
  • Anirban Ghosh Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India
  • Arnab Banerjee Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India
  • Sandip Saha Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Abstract

Membranous glomerulonephritis is rarely associated with tuberculosis infection. We report a case of a 24-year-old female with tuberculous peritonitis associated with membranous glomerulonephritis causing subnephrotic range proteinuria. Histological examination confirmed both diagnoses. The patient showed improvement with anti-tubercular drugs over six months of follow-up.

Author Biographies

Biswadip Ghosh, Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Department of General Medicine,

Assistant Proffessor

Arindam Pande, Department of Cardiology, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Department of Cardiology,

Senior Resident

Anirban Ghosh, Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Department of General Medicine,

Post graduate trainee

Arnab Banerjee, Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Department of General Medicine,

Post graguate trainee

Sandip Saha, Department of General Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India

Department of General Medicine,

Post graduate trainee

Published
2011-07-05
How to Cite
Ghosh B, Pande A, Ghosh A, Banerjee A, Saha S (2011) Membranous glomerulonephritis and tuberculous peritonitis: a rare association. The Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries 5 (07): 550-552. https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.1548
Section
Case Reports

Keywords

tuberculous peritonitis; membranous glomerulonephritis; subnephrotic proteinuria