The pathological and outcome characteristics of renal lesion
A retrospective study of 3557 Crohn's disease, identified 20 (0.56% [20/3557]) patients who underwent kidney biopsy. subnephrotic proteinuria (30% [6 of 20]), persistent hematuria and proteinuria (25% [5 of 20]), and isolated hematuria with acanthocytes (25% [5 of 20]) were the main indications for kidney biopsy. The most common diagnosis was IgA nephropathy (70% [14/20]), followed by minimal change disease (10% [2/20]), acute interstitial nephritis (5% [1/20]), granulomatous interstitial nephritis (5% [1/20]), non-IgA mesangial proliferative nephritis (5% [1/20]) and thin basement membrane nephropathy (5% [1/20]). The Lee classification of IgA nephropathy was mostly II or III level. Glomerular mesangial hyperplasia was the most common pathologic manifestation according to the MEST-C Sore. After twelve-month treatment, the majority of patients turned to complete remission of renal disease by measuring proteinuria, while 3 patients still stayed in the relapse stage and 6 patients turned to partial remission by measuring hematuria.