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Mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis in an infant with Prader-Willi syndrome.
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PMID:  19561787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized mainly by neonatal hypotonia, dysmorphic features, hypogonadism, mental retardation and behavioral problems. The PWS has not been associated with renal complications. We report the case of an infant with Prader-Willi syndrome due to loss of the paternal copy of chromosome 15q11.2-13, who presented with severe proteinuria and microscopic hematuria. Renal biopsy revealed mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). The early onset of the primary MPGN in this infant make us consider a possible association between the deficiency of the paternally expressed genes from the 15q11-q13 region and the renal disease.
Authors:
N Printza; E Bersos; D Zafeiriou; M Leontsini; M Stamou; F Papachristou
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hippokratia     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1790-8019     ISO Abbreviation:  Hippokratia     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-29     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101296613     Medline TA:  Hippokratia     Country:  Greece    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1st Pediatric Department, Aristotles University, Hippokratio General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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