Parvovirus B19-infected tubulointerstitial nephritis in hereditary spherocytosis

Kei Nishiyama, Yuka Watanabe, Masataka Ishimura, Kenichi Tetsuhara, Takashi Imai, Hikaru Kanemasa, Kenji Ueki, Yoshitomo Motomura, Noriyuki Kaku, Yasunari Sakai, Ken Ichi Imadome, Shouichi Ohga

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Background. Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) causes glomerulopathy or microangiopathy, but not tubulopathy. We experienced an 11-year-old girl with spherocytosis who developed acute kidney injury on a primary infection of B19V. She presented with anuria, encephalopathy, thrombocytopenia, and coagulopathy, along with no apparent aplastic crisis. Methods. Continuous hemodiafiltration, immunoglobulin, and intensive therapies led to a cure. Results. A kidney biopsy resulted in a histopathological diagnosis of tubulointerstitial nephritis without immune deposits. The virus capsid protein was limitedly expressed in the tubular epithelial cells with infiltrating CD8-positive cells. Conclusions. Viral and histopathological analyses first demonstrated B19-infected tubulointerstitial nephritis due to the aberrant viremia with hereditary spherocytosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofaa288
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology


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