Case Report

Cause of Nephrotıc Syndrome at A Case Admitted About Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis


  • Abdülkerim Furkan Tamer
  • Habib Emre
  • Levent Korkmaz
  • Erim Gülcan
  • Refik Ali Sarı
  • Abdullah Uyanık
  • Mustafa Keleş

Received Date: 13.05.2013 Accepted Date: 15.05.1014 Meandros Med Dent J 2014;15(3):118-120

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis refers to the inflammation of small blood vessels in the body. It usually manifests in the skin, particularly in the legs, but it may also occur in other areas. It is the most common vasculitis seen in clinical practice. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis can progress together with many nephrological diseases. However, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is unexpected cause of nephrotic syndrome at a case admitted about leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Etiologic agents or mechanisms that initiate glomerular injury and lead to glomerulosclerosis are largely unknown in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. An eighteen years old patient who presented to our clinic with skin eruption and rushes of both lower and upper extremities and edema of lower extermities had been diagnosed leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The patient with nephrotic range proteinuria, renal biopsy reveal.

Keywords: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, nephrotic syndrome