Document Detail


Pulmonary thrombosis in steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15778847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Thrombo-embolic episodes are an uncommon but known complication of nephrotic syndrome. However, pulmonary thrombosis/thromboembolism is rare, especially in children. We describe the cases of two girls, aged 12 years, who presented with severe oedema in relapse. They had intermittent tachypnoea, and CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) provided a less invasive and more definitive way of confirming pulmonary thrombosis/thromboembolism. They received heparin with resolution of the tachypnoea. Anticoagulation was continued for 6 months after the episode in one patient. They have been in remission for more than 1 year, and a thrombophilia screen does not indicate a predisposing tendency to the formation of clots. Pulmonary thrombosis/thromboembolism could present with subtle symptoms and needs prompt diagnosis and treatment to prevent a fatal outcome.
Authors:
Pankaj V Deshpande; Mark Griffiths
Related Documents :
7398027 - Temporary transvenous pacing and femoral vein thrombosis.
10381897 - Adenovirus-mediated local expression of human tissue factor pathway inhibitor eliminate...
8029427 - Antiphospholipid antibodies in patients without systemic lupus erythematosus: neuroradi...
15147467 - Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis manifesting as bilateral subdural effusion.
17588447 - Reinforcement of left ventricular assist device outflow grafts to prevent kinking.
2912217 - Relationship between respiratory state and intracardiac shunts in turtles.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-03-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2005 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-19     Completed Date:  2005-07-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  665-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Southampton University Hospitals Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton, S016 6YD, UK. deshpp@suht.swest.nhs.uk
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Child
Female
Heparin / therapeutic use
Humans
Nephrotic Syndrome / complications*,  drug therapy
Pulmonary Embolism / complications*,  drug therapy
Steroids / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 0/Steroids; 9005-49-6/Heparin

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Simplified quantification of urinary protein excretion using a novel dipstick in children.
Next Document:  Expression of the rat connexin 39 (rCx39) gene in myoblasts and myotubes in developing and regenerat...