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Romanian Journal of Rheumatology, Volume XXV, No. 3, 2016
ISSN 1843-0791  |  e-ISSN 2069-6086
ISSN-L 1843-0791

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Acute renal failure – revealing manifestation of an autoimmune condition

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ABSTRACT

Scleroderma renal crisis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic sclerosis patients, occurring in about 5-10% of the cases. It is seen mostly early in the progression of the disease, about 75% of the scleroderma renal crises affecting the patients in their first 4 years since the onset of the disease. We present the case of a 62 year old woman who was admitted in our clinic for oliguria, edema, an important elevation of the kidney function tests, arterial hypertension and severe anemia. Immunological tests showed intensely positive antinuclear antibodies with positive anti RNA polymerase III antibodies. She was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis according to ACR/EULAR 2013 criteria and scleroderma renal crisis. Specific therapy was started along with hemodialysis imposed by the progression of the kidney failure.

Keywords: systemic sclerosis, scleroderma renal crisis, acute renal failure

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