Renal cell carcinoma associated immunosuppressive therapy: a case report with Wegener's granulomatosis

Deger S. M. , Mutluay R., Ebinc F. A. , Arinsoy T., Sindel S.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.30, sa.1, ss.119-121, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00296-009-0911-x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.119-121


Development of uroepithelial tumors after cyclophosphamide and azathioprine therapy in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) have been reported in the literature but renal cell carcinoma (RCC), rarely. RCC associated with WG has been previously reported in a few cases. Most of them have simultaneous diseases. Here, we report a case, which developed RCC 8 years after initiation of WG. Long-term immunosuppressive treatment is a risk factor for the development of malignancies; it should be suggested that RCC in our patient might be due to immunosuppressive therapy.