A 64-year-old man presented with proteinuria during postoperative interferon (IFN)-β therapy against malignant melanoma. Renal pathologic findings were consistent with minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) showing extensive foot process effacement of visceral glomerular epithelial cells (podocyte). Nephrotic range proteinuria gradually regressed after stoppage of local injection of IFN-β without glucocorticoid treatment. To our knowledge this is the first report that demonstrates histological abnormalities of the glomerulus associated with postoperative IFN-β therapy for the malignant melanoma.
- Malignant melanoma
- Minimal change nephrotic syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physiology (medical)