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Renal sarcoidosis: a rare case
  1. Maria Menezes1 and
  2. Eunice Patarata2
  1. 1 Nephrology Department, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central EPE, Lisboa, Portugal
  2. 2 Internal Medicine Functional Unit 7.2, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Maria Menezes, mariamarmenezes{at}


Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease with rare renal involvement. We describe a case of a 45-year-old female patient admitted to the hospital with severe acute kidney injury and uveitis. After clinical investigation, sarcoidosis with renal, hepatic and ocular involvement was diagnosed. Renal biopsy revealed acute granulomatous interstitial nephritis and treatment with systemic corticosteroids was started with marked improvement in renal function.

  • acute renal failure
  • medical management
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  • Contributors MM and EP are major contributors in writing and preparing the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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