Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology

Volume 4 Number 2, 2002

Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis: a rare cause of renal failure

Andrew T NG, George John MANGOS, Yuk-Luen CHAN
Department of Respiratory Medicine, St. George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW, Australia.

We report two cases of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome occurring in adults. Both patients had the characteristic marked constitutional symptoms, uveitis, and renal failure. After treatment with systemic corticosteroids, renal function improved. This is contrary to previous reports that have indicated a poor prognosis in adults. (Hong Kong J Nephrol 2002;4(2):105-107)

Key words: Acute disease, Hypergammaglobulinemia, Nephritis/interstitial, Nephrotic syndrome, Uveitis/complications

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