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IgA Nephritis and Systemic Disease

Miguel Vilardell, MD; Antonio Caralps, MD; Fernando Garcia-Bragado, MD; Vincente Fonollosa, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(9):1755. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340220183033.
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To the Editor.  —As suggested by Batlle in the editorial entitled "IgA Glomerulonephritis, Asymptomatic Hematuria, and Systemic Disease," published in the September 1981 Archives (141:1264-1265), IgA nephritis may be one manifestation of a systemic disease. In the same issue, Ramirez et al1 describe the occurrence of IgA glomerulonephritis in two patients with mycosis fungoides.The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge our recent article about a patient with an IgA nephropathy, primary Sjögren's syndrome, and a pseudolymphoma.2Although we cannot make a clearcut statement about this association, we certainly agree with the opinion of Batlle that IgA nephropathy may be one manifestation of a systemic disease.


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