Fate of full-house immunofluorescence staining in renal allograft: A case report.

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Here, we report the case of a patient with renal allograft with full-house immunofluorescence staining in the zero-hour biopsy. Full-house immunofluorescence staining is a well-known characteristic of lupus nephritis. Previous studies have reported patients with full-house immunofluorescence staining, but without other symptoms or serological findings; this condition is referred to as full-house nephropathy. We identified only one case out of 2203 zero-hour biopsies over 13 years. Zero-hour biopsy presented no glomerular changes but showed full-house immunofluorescence staining. Electron microscopy revealed a nonorganized electron-dense deposit mainly in the mesangial lesion. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-associated antibodies were negative, and complement deficiency was not observed in the donor patients. Deposition of immunoglobulin and complement levels markedly decreased within 1-3 years post transplantation. Neither donor nor recipient developed clinical or biological features of SLE; they showed good renal prognosis.


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Name: Pathology international
ISSN: 1440-1827


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