Collapsing glomerulopathy has multiple associations, including viral infections, medications like bisphosphonates and interferon, autoimmune diseases, and genetic predisposition. We report a case of collapsing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis associated with persistently high levels of interferon gamma produced by T-cell receptor αβ (+), CD4-CD8-(double negative) T lymphocytes that progressed despite treatment and improvement of other cytokine levels. Double negative T cells are elevated and activated in autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS). Production of elevated interferon gamma levels from double negative T cells in ALPS despite treatment provides insight to the pathophysiology of collapsing glomerulopathy, guiding future research for collapsing glomerulopathy.
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- Physiology (medical)