Logo American Journal of Case Reports

Call: 1.631.629.4328
Closed: National Holiday

Contact Us

Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports Logo American Journal of Case Reports

02 November 2021: Articles

Glucocorticoids Induce Partial Remission of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis but Not Interstitial Nephritis in COVID-19 Acute Kidney Injury in an APOL1 Low-Risk Genotype White Patient

Challenging differential diagnosis, Rare coexistence of disease or pathology

Piotr J. Nowak A* , Joanna Forycka B , Natalia Cegielska B , Karolina Harendarz B , Małgorzata Wągrowska-Danilewicz B , Marian Danilewicz B , Tomasz Płoszaj B , Maciej Borowiec C , Rafał Wlazeł B , Michał Nowicki D

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.933462

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e933462

Table 3. Summary of relevant parameters and main treatment during follow-up.

MeasureReferenceWeeks after discharge
24-hour proteinuria11.711.
Urine sedimentBlandBlandBlandBland, single hyaline castsBlandBland, single hyaline castsBland
Serum creatinine10110899119115119
CKD-EPI eGFR>60 ml/min/1.73 m837785687168
Serum albumin31–52 g/L26.3
Serum potassium3.5–5.1 mmol/L3.
Serum sodium136–146 mmol/L139141142
WBC in blood4–11×10/µL12.613.511.412.09.57.3
Platelet count15–40×10/µL196264235210218234
Blood hemoglobin14–18 g/dL14.416.716.915.215.413.7
Arterial blood pressure 135/75139/81136/82138/85130/79128/76
Body weight [kg]969998989997
BMI 18.5–25 kg/m27.728.628.328.328.628
Prednisone dose [mg/day]60606060→50405
Cyclosporine dose [mg/day]NoneNoneNone400 400400→300
Enalapril dose [mg/day]2020→3030303030
Nebivolol dose [mg/day]→555
Kidney re-biopsyYes
ACR – albumin/creatinine ratio; CKD-EPI eGFR – chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration estimated glomerular filtration rate; WBC – white blood cells; BMI – body mass index.
* Average home blood pressure from previous week;
** patient’s muscle mass was above the average;
*** therapy initiation; → dose change.

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923