Pauci-Immune Crescentic Glomerulonephritis
September 14, 2005
Following two witnessed tonic-clonic seizures, a 65-year-old woman with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted to the hospital. Results of laboratory studies included serum creatinine level, 2 mg/dL; blood urea nitrogen level, 28 mg/dL; and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 61 mm/h. The patient's antinuclear antibody (ANA) titer was 1:40 with a speckled pattern, and creatinine clearance was 17 mL/min. An ultrasonogram revealed bilateral small kidneys. CT and MRI of the head revealed no abnormalities.