Cases of immunoglobulin A heavy chain and kappa light chain deposition disease are rare and their clinical presentations vary. We report one patient with histopathologic and clinical findings of a microangiopathic glomerulonephritis due to immunoglobulin A-κ deposition. Ultrastructural studies revealed highly ordered deposits in the capillary lumen, mesangium, and basement membrane. The disease recurred at 2.5 years after a cadaveric kidney transplantation. Pulse steroid therapy was repeatedly effective in retarding further progression of renal deterioration in this patient.
- Light and heavy chain deposition disease
- immunoglobulin A-κ deposition
- posttransplant recurrence
- renal transplant
- steroid therapy
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