Elisabeth Vidal, MD; A.M. Rogues, MD; J.C. Aldigier, MD
To the Editors: We report a case of acute interstitial nephritis with renal failure and anterior uveitis that fulfilled the diagnostic criteria for the Tinu syndrome and for the Sjögren syndrome and raised the question: should the Tinu syndrome be considered as a separate entity?
A 45-year-old white woman complained of arthralgia, spasmodic cough, moderate dyspnea, xerostomia, and loss of taste. She had fever, weakness, weight loss, and bilateral anterior uveitis. A tuberculin test result was negative. Laboratory indexes of acute inflammation were positive (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 70 mm/h; fibrinogen, 4.15 g/L; immunoglobulin level, 1700 mg/100 mL). Acute interstitial nephritis
Vidal E, Rogues A, Aldigier J. The Tinu Syndrome or the Sjögren Syndrome?. Ann Intern Med. ;116:93. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-1-93_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(1):93.
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