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A nephrotic syndrome of tropical origin: case report and short review of the aetiology.
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PMID:  25103593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We present a case of nephrotic syndrome in a 38-year-old man of Ivorian origin. In the search of the cause of his illness an infection with Plasmodium malariae (P. malariae) was diagnosed by serology and by microscopy of a Giemsa thin blood smear which revealed rare gametocytes of P. malariae. Proteinuria significantly diminished within three months after antimalarial treatment. Antibodies against Schistosoma were detected as well. Examination of kidney biopsy revealed a discrete mesangioproliferative glomerulonephritis. This case highlights that a thorough history-taking may be essential and that infectious diseases should be included in the differential diagnostic thinking process when a nephrotic syndrome is diagnosed.
Authors:
D Halleux; F Moerman; P Gavage; M Carpentier; M Van Esbroeck; S Craenen; E Firre; M Moonen; X Warling; C Masset; L Radermacher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  2295333714Y0000000057     Citation Subset:  -    
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