Issue: 2011 > July/August > case report

Spontaneous remission of immunotactoid glomerulopathy

I.M. Rood, L.G. Lieverse, E.J. Steenbergen, J.F. Wetzels, J.K. Deegens


Immunotactoid glomerulopathy (ITG ) is a rare cause of
nephrotic syndrome, occurring in approximately 0.1% of
native kidney biopsies. We describe a 43-year-old woman who presented with a nephrotic syndrome. Renal biopsy revealed a membranous pattern of glomerular injury. In electron microscopy the subepithelial deposits were comprised of 40 nm wide tubular structures, confirming ITG . During follow-up the patient developed a remission of proteinuria with only supportive treatment.