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Medicina (Buenos Aires)

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VOITZUK, Ana; GRECO, Vanina; CAPUTO, Daniel  and  ALVAREZ, Estela. Nefropatía membranosa secundaria a exposición laboral con mercurio metálico. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2014, vol.74, n.5, pp.397-399. ISSN 0025-7680.

Toxic nephrophaties secondary to occupational exposure to metals have been widely studied, including membranous nephropathy by mercury, which is rare. Occupational poisoning by mercury is frequent, neurological symptoms are the main form of clinical presentation. Secondary renal involvement in chronic exposure to metallic mercury can cause glomerular disease by deposit of immune-complexes. Membranous glomerulopathy and minimal change disease are the most frequently reported forms. Here we describe the case of a patient with occupational exposure to metallic mercury, where nephrotic syndrome due to membranous glomerulonephritis responded favorably to both chelation and immunosuppressive therapy.

Keywords : Metallic mercury; Glomerulonephritis; D-penicillamine.

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