Publication date: Jan 08, 2024
Large-scale COVID-19 vaccination has been one of the most effective strategies to control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. However, several cases of glomerular injury related to the COVID-19 vaccine have been described in the literature. We report two cases of a tip lesion variant of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), which presented with significant proteinuria and improved after immunosuppression. In our literature review, the tip lesion variant of FSGS is currently the most frequent variant associated with vaccination against COVID-19. Prognosis is favorable and without significant alterations in the tubulointerstitial or vascular compartments. Adverse effects of vaccines need to be recognized early and will help us to understand the immune and pathological mechanisms of kidney damage.
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