HIV-associated nephropathy - an initial presentation in an HIV-positive patient
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The lesions of HIV-associated nephropathy occur in patients with AIDS, AIDS-related complex and in individuals clinically asymptomatic for HIV infection. We report on a 35-year-old black South African woman who presented with nephrotic syndrome and renal failure. The renal biopsy appearance suggested HIV infection and this was subsequently verified. This finding emphasises the possibility that otherwise asymptomatic patients presenting with renal disease may be HIV-positive.
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