Acute Kidney Injury and Massive Proteinuria Secondary to Epstein - Barr virus aAssociated Nephrotic Syndrome
epstein virus infection, interstitial nephritis, minimal change disease, nephrotic syndrome, proteinuria, acute renal failure
The case is that of 69 year old female who went on vacation and fell on her knees. She noticed progressive swelling of both legs over 2 weeks duration. During this period she gained 44 pounds in weight. She presented with sudden onset of edema of the lower extremity and weigh gain. She had 16 g/day of proteinuria. Past medical history is significant of hypertension of unknown duration. She had never seen a doctor in the last year. Her laboratory data showed 30 grams protein in 24 hrs urine, and her serum creatinine was 1.7 mg/dl. The baseline serum creatinine was not known.
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