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Choroidopathy and kidney disease: a case report and review of the literature

Nirav V Kamdar1, Amsalu Erko1, Jason S Ehrlich2, Jonathan W Kim2, Neeraja Kambham3 and Glenn M Chertow1*

Author Affiliations

1 Division of Nephrology, Departments of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

2 Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

3 Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

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Cases Journal 2009, 2:7425  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-2-7425

Published: 12 May 2009

Abstract

The patient was a 41 year-old Mexican American women who presented with a decrease in visual acuity along with periorbital and peripheral edema. She was diagnosed with bilateral serous retinal detachment and diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis. She improved considerably in hospital after treatment with corticosteroids.