IgA nephropathy: A rare lesion in renal biopsy in systemic lupus erythematosus: Case reports and review of literature
Lupus nephritis is an infl ammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Lupus nephritis is a frequent complication of SLE that increases mortality and morbidity. Minimal glomerular lesions, mesangial proliferative, focal proliferative, membranous and diffuse glomerulonephritis can be seen in renal biopsies of patients with lupus nephritis. It has been reported that non-lupus nephritis can also rarely occur in SLE. While non-lupus nephritis cases usually manifest as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, they have been seen rarely as IgA nephropathy. In this paper, we have represented a SLE case with IgA nephropathy on renal biopsy.