Hepatitis B virus-related post-infectious glomerulonephritis: A case report

  • M Arrayhani
  • FZ Batta
  • S Dahri
  • R El Youbi
  • N Aqodad
  • T Sqalli


Hepatitis B virus infection is an uncommon cause of acute glomerulonephritis. We present a case of acute glomerulonephritis revealing a chronic viral  hepatitis B. A 45 year-old man was admitted in the nephrology department of Hassan II university hospital (Fez, Morocco) for nephritic syndrome with  advanced acute kidney injury. The investigations have revealed viral hepatitis B with a positive HBV-DNA and Others viral serology tests were negative. Renal biopsy showed a diffuse and global endocapillary proliferation without extra-capillary proliferation; and global deposits of C3 and Ig G On  immunofluorescence. There wasn't any other infectious cause. We thus retained the diagnosis of hepatitis B virus-associated acute  glomerulonephritis. He was given entecavir and corticosteroids. Three months later, the evolution was marked by the normalization of renal function, negativity of proteinuria and HBV DNA became undetectable. There was no relapse of glomerulonephritis and HBV viral load was still negative after one year follow-up.

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