Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Severe Intimal Thickening of Interlobular Arteries Revealed by a Renal Biopsy in an Adult with Prader-Willi Syndrome Complicated by IgA Nephropathy
Takayasu ItoEiji IshikawaMika FujimotoTomohiro MurataNorikazu YamadaMasaaki Ito
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2016 Volume 55 Issue 2 Pages 161-164

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Renal complications are rare in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). We herein experienced a 31-year-old woman with PWS, in whom a renal biopsy showed IgA nephropathy and severe intimal thickening of the interlobular arteries. The patient was admitted to our hospital due to proteinuria and microscopic hematuria after an upper respiratory infection. The occurrence of cardiovascular events has been reported as a cause of death in obese PWS patients. Because chronic kidney disease is generally a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, early detection checkups are essential in obese PWS patients to monitor the possible development of cardiovascular disease.

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