Acute renal failure due to postinfectious glomerulonephritis during pregnancy

Fernando Fervenza, Adrienne Green, Richard A. Lafayette

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Acute renal failure is a rare but potentially devastating complication of pregnancy. Among its many potential causes is acute postinfectious glomerulonephritis. We describe a case of acute renal failure during pregnancy, provide the histologic features of the renal biopsy, and discuss the differential diagnosis. Postinfectious glomerulo-nephritis can present rapidly after clinical infection and cause acute renal failure in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997


  • Postinfectious
  • acute renal failure
  • biopsy
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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