Tubulo-interstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome associated with mastitis: a case report


Andrea Voghenzi, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Paediatrics, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara 17/19, IT-44100 Ferrara, Italy (Tel. +39 0532 236 856, fax. +39 0532 202 103, e-mail. vga@unife.it)


A new case of tubulo-interstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome in a 14-y-old girl is described. In this patient unilateral mastitis was an associated feature. The aetiology of this rare syndrome, the prognosis for which is usually good, is still unknown. The most common theory supports a cell-mediated immune response induced by infectious/antigenic stimuli.

Conclusion: The presence of acute unilateral mastitis in this patient may represent an additional localization in TINU syndrome.