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CEN Case Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 139–143

First Online: 30 January 2013Received: 28 August 2012Accepted: 04 November 2012

Abstract

A 77-year-old man developed severe renal insufficiency due to proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody PR3-ANCA-associated vasculitis, and was started on hemodialysis HD. Because his renal insufficiency appeared to be irreversible, he was maintained on oral prednisolone PSL at 5 mg-day. However, a disease flare-up with alveolar hemorrhage occurred. Serology revealed elevated levels of PR3-ANCA and C-reactive protein CRP. The patient was given pulse therapy with a quarter dose of methylprednisolone m-PSL 250 mg, 3 days, followed by oral PSL at 15 mg-day. As a supplemental treatment, he was given 25 mg of mizoribine MZR immediately after each HD session. Subsequently, the levels of PR3-ANCA and CRP decreased, and the alveolar hemorrhage resolved. The dose of MZR to be given was determined by measuring the patient’s serum concentrations of MZR at various time points after the HD session. The maintenance dose of MZR was finally set at 50 mg. At present, the oral PSL dosage has been tapered to 10 mg-day, and the patient has achieved a state of remission without any side effects.

KeywordsMizoribine Hemodialysis Pulmonary hemorrhage Proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Gen Nakamura - Noriyuki Homma - Yuichi Sakamaki - Mio Toyama - Megumi Unno - Takeshi Kuroda - Ichiei Narita

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