Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of patients with Staphylococcus infection-associated glomerulonephritisa

PatientAge/GenderStaphylococcusUnderlying ConditionOrigin of InfectionSerum Creatinine at BiopsyProteinuriaHematuriaSerum ComplementFollow-Up TimeLast Serum Creatinine
160/MMRSAAdvanced diabetesCellulitis of leg1.3 mg/dl9 g/24 h3 to 5 RBC/HPFnormal6 moDialysis
280/MMRSAHigh grade sarcomaScrotal abscess6.0 mg/dl2.5 g/24 hgrossnormal13 moDialysis
368/MMRSACABGDonor vessel site4.2 mg/dl>300 mg/dlcastsnormal8 moDialysisb
467/FMRSASevere diabetesLeg ulcer9.5 mg/dl>200 mg/dlcastsC3: 69, C4: 306 moDialysis
568/MMRSEMeningeomaLine infection4.2 mg/dl>200 mg/dl3 to 4 RBC/HPFC3: 42, C4: 112 mo0.9 mg/dl
656/FMSSAEpidural abscessEndocarditis3.2 mg/dl349 mg/dl10 to 14 RBC/HPFC3: 84, C4: 72 mo1.8 mg/dl
775/MMSSAMVAInfected wound3.4 mg/dl>200 mg/dl>50 RBC/HPFnormal3 moDialysisc
862/MMRSACAD, Hip replacementInfected wound4.8 mg/dl7.7 g/24 h30 to 50 RBC/HPFnormal3 mo2.0 mg/dl
  • a Normal range: C3 80 to 178 mg/dl; C4 12 to 42 mg/dl. MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; MRSE, methicillin-resistant S. epidermidis; MSSA, methicillin-sensitive S. aureus; M, male; F, female; CAD, coronary artery disease; CABG, coronary artery bypass graft; MVA, motor vehicle accident.

  • b Patient’s renal function temporarily improved.

  • c Patient’s renal function improved but became repeatedly septic.