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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231-232
 

Collapsing glomerulopathy: The Indian scenario


Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication20-Jul-2012

Correspondence Address:
K P Malhotra
Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi 110 095
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.98790

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Malhotra K P, Sharma S. Collapsing glomerulopathy: The Indian scenario. Indian J Nephrol 2012;22:231-2

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Malhotra K P, Sharma S. Collapsing glomerulopathy: The Indian scenario. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 23];22:231-2. Available from: https://www.indianjnephrol.org/text.asp?2012/22/3/231/98790


Sir,

We read with interest the case report by Naaz et al. describing the first case of collapsing glomerulopathy in an HIV positive patient in Kashmir. [1] This lesion is being increasingly diagnosed by nephropathologists at other centers in India, with increasing awareness of the morphologic changes. [2],[3],[4] With reference to the above, we would like to mention that collapsing glomerulopathy is the commonest renal lesion associated with HIV; however, it is not HIV alone that causes this pathomorphologic insult. This assortment of pathologic changes is also seen in association with a myriad of other illnesses, namely infections including cytomegalovirus, Hepatitis C virus, and pulmonary tuberculosis; autoimmune disorders such as Systemic Lupus and adult Still's disease; malignancies including multiple myeloma and myeloid leukemia and with the use of drugs including interferon and pamidronate. [5] An increasing number of cases are also being diagnosed post-renal transplantation. [4] Identification of the lesion should be an indication of severe renal injury regardless of the causative etiology. Consciousness of this entity will enhance its diagnosis in the near future.

 
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1.Naaz I, Wani R, Najar MS, Banday K, Baba KM, Jeelani H. Collapsing glomerulopathy in an HIV-positive patient in a low-incidence belt. Ind J Nephrol 2010;20:211-3.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Agrawal V, Vinod PB, Krishnani N, Sharma RK. A case of collapsing glomerulopathy associated with febrile illness. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2008;51:509-11.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Gupta R, Sharma A, Bhowmik D, Gupta S, Agarwal S, Gupta R, et al. Collapsing glomerulopathy occurring in HIV-negative patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: Report of three cases and brief review of the literature. Lupus 2011;20:866-70.  Back to cited text no. 3
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4.Gupta R, Sharma A, Agarwal SK, Dinda AK. Collapsing glomerulopathy in renal allograft biopsies: A study of nine cases. Indian J Nephrol 2011;21:10-3.  Back to cited text no. 4
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5.Albaqumi M, Soos TJ, Barisoni L, Nelson PJ. Collapsing glomerulopathy. J Am Soc Nephrol 2006;17:2854-63.  Back to cited text no. 5
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