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Successful Use of Aliskiren in a Case of IgA- Mesangial Glomerulonephritis Unresponsive to Conventional Therapies

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Mariadelina Simeoni*, Ramona Nicotera, Elena Pelagi, Emanuela Libri, Nicolino Comi and Giorgio Fuiano   Pages 72 - 76 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Introduction: The early suspension of Altitude trial in recent years has induced most nephrologists and cardiologists to abandon Aliskiren use. Consequently, the potential usefulness of the direct renin inhibition in IgA glomerulonephritis remained an under-investigated therapeutic option.

Case Report: We report the case of a 53 years old IgA GMN patient unresponsive to all conventional anti-angiotensin-2 agents, steroids and immunosuppressants, in which the administration of Aliskiren permitted to achieve and maintain a complete proteinuria remission in the absence of any adverse event.

Conclusion: Aliskiren might represent a valid and safe therapeutic option in IgA GMN, although further investigations would be needed to confirm this conclusion.

Keywords:

Aliskiren, IgA GMN, proteinuria.

Affiliation:

Nephrology Unit University Hospital ‘Magna Graecia’ Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Catanzaro , Nephrology Unit University Hospital ‘Magna Graecia’ Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Catanzaro , Nephrology Unit University Hospital ‘Magna Graecia’ Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Catanzaro , Nephrology Unit University Hospital ‘Magna Graecia’ Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Catanzaro , Nephrology Unit University Hospital ‘Magna Graecia’ Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Catanzaro , Nephrology Unit University Hospital ‘Magna Graecia’ Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences Catanzaro



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