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Nephrotic syndrome in Kawasaki disease: a report of three cases.
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PMID:  22527534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Renal manifestations are rare in Kawasaki disease (KD). Acute renal failure with tubular necrosis, tubulointerstitial nephritis and renovascular hypertension have been reported in KD, but only one case of a patient with KD associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) has been reported to date, with the patient improving on steroid therapy but dying from coronary aneurysm. METHODS: We report the cases of three children, aged 4, 4.5 and 8 years, respectively, who presented with typical KD symptoms (high fever, diffuse maculopapular rash, conjunctivitis, peripheral oedema, cervical adenopathies and high C reactive protein levels) and developed NS. RESULTS: Patient 1 had a haemodynamic shock due to cardiac dysfunction and transient renal failure. Ten days later, he developed a NS which spontaneously disappeared 1 week later. Patient 2 had a NS on admission with normal plasma creatinine and no haematuria. Proteinuria disappeared within 10 days. Patient 3 developed NS 5 days after onset with a moderate increase in plasma creatinine. Proteinuria disappeared within 2 weeks. All three patients were treated with intravenous immunoglobulins, antibiotic therapy and aspirin, but none of them received steroid therapy. To date, all three patients have maintained long-term remission. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, proteinuria with NS may develop during the acute phase of KD with persistent remission occurring without steroid therapy.
Authors:
Pauline Krug; Olivia Boyer; Eve Balzamo; Daniel Sidi; Agnès Lehnert; Patrick Niaudet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Pediatric Nephrology, Necker Hospital, Paris, France.
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