COVID-19 infection in a membranous nephropathy patient treated with rituximab

ELÇİOĞLU Ö. C., Artan A. S., MİRİOĞLU Ş., GÜRSU M., DURDU B., Koc M. M., ...More

CEN CASE REPORTS, vol.10, pp.83-87, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13730-020-00524-3
  • Journal Name: CEN CASE REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-87
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


While COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our country and most countries in the world, we have to make some changes both in our social life and our approach to healthcare. We have to struggle with the pandemic on one hand and also try to follow up and treat our patients with chronic diseases in the most appropriate way. In this period, one of our group of patients who are challenging us for follow-up and treatment are those who should start or continue to use immunosuppressive therapy. In order to contribute to the accumulation of knowledge in this area, we wanted to report a patient who was followed up with the diagnosis of COVID-19 and had been administered rituximab very recently due to a nephrotic syndrome caused by membranous nephropathy.