Subclinical acquired syphilis masquerading as membranous glomerulonephritis

Zainudin Soehardy, S. Nor Hayati, Rozita Mohd, A. G. Rohana, Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, K. Norella, K. S. Phang

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Abstract

Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is one of the common forms of nephroric syndrome in the adult population. The majority of MGN are idiopathic, but the secondary forms can be seen in the setting of autoimmune disease, neoplasia, infection and following exposure to certain therapeutic agents. Histologically, MGN is an immunologically mediated disease in which immune complexes deposit in the subepithelial space. Syphilis is a venereal disease that can also be acquired by exposure to infected blood. Untreated syphilis may progress and develop renal complications such as membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) or diffuse endocapillary glomerulonephritis with or without crescent formation. Today, with increasing awareness of sexualy transmitted diseases especially HIV infection coupled by the practice of protected sexual intercourse and advancement pf medicine, we have seen fewer and fewer cases of acquired syphilis. Furthermore, majority will present with typical syphilitic symptoms of such as chancre, rash, fever and lymph node enlargement in which case the diagnosis is easily obtained. We are reporting a case of acquired syphilis masquerading as membranous glomerolonephritis without typical syphilitic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-486
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume61
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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Membranous Glomerulonephritis
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Coitus
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Glomerulonephritis
Exanthema
Antigen-Antibody Complex
Autoimmune Diseases
HIV Infections
Fever
Lymph Nodes
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Kidney
Infection
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Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Membranous glomerulonephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Syphilis

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Soehardy, Z., Nor Hayati, S., Mohd, R., Rohana, A. G., Abdul Gafor, A. H., Norella, K., & Phang, K. S. (2006). Subclinical acquired syphilis masquerading as membranous glomerulonephritis. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61(4), 484-486.

Subclinical acquired syphilis masquerading as membranous glomerulonephritis. / Soehardy, Zainudin; Nor Hayati, S.; Mohd, Rozita; Rohana, A. G.; Abdul Gafor, Abdul Halim; Norella, K.; Phang, K. S.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 61, No. 4, 10.2006, p. 484-486.

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Soehardy, Z, Nor Hayati, S, Mohd, R, Rohana, AG, Abdul Gafor, AH, Norella, K & Phang, KS 2006, 'Subclinical acquired syphilis masquerading as membranous glomerulonephritis', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 484-486.
Soehardy, Zainudin ; Nor Hayati, S. ; Mohd, Rozita ; Rohana, A. G. ; Abdul Gafor, Abdul Halim ; Norella, K. ; Phang, K. S. / Subclinical acquired syphilis masquerading as membranous glomerulonephritis. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2006 ; Vol. 61, No. 4. pp. 484-486.
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