Integrative Medicine in Nephrology and Andrology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-

Treatment of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with traditional chinese medicine and rituximab: A case report


Yao-wei Wang1, Qin Zeng2, Ren-huan Yu1 
1 Department of Nephrology, Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
2 Department of Nephrology, Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Department of clinical medicine, Graduate School of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ren-huan Yu
Department of Nephrology, Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Xiyuan Cao Chang, Haidian, Beijing 100091
China

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is usually characterized by refractory nephrotic syndrome and is associated with a poor prognosis. An older patient diagnosed with MPGN had a 20-year history of proteinuria and had clinical manifestations of nephrotic syndrome in the past 2 years. MPGN. Before the patients received an 11-month traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment, the patient was treated with prednisone, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and rituximab for 11 months. After 22 months, the urine protein level decreased to <1 g/d, with normal plasma albumin level, and remarkably increased glomerular filtration rate. Combination of TCM with Western medicine for 22 months was effective for the treatment of MPGN.


How to cite this article:
Wang Yw, Zeng Q, Yu Rh. Treatment of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with traditional chinese medicine and rituximab: A case report.Integr Med Nephrol Androl 2021;8:3-3


How to cite this URL:
Wang Yw, Zeng Q, Yu Rh. Treatment of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with traditional chinese medicine and rituximab: A case report. Integr Med Nephrol Androl [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];8:3-3
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