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Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism in a 12-Year-Old Girl with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome

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Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence, Pediatric Department, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21414, Saudi Arabia
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Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21414, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 13 May 2020 / Revised: 23 May 2020 / Accepted: 11 June 2020 / Published: 15 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Collection Development of Medicines for Paediatric and Rare Diseases)
Nephrotic syndrome is the most common glomerular disease among children. Although most cases respond to steroid therapy, approximately 10–20% of patients exhibit resistance to conventional steroid therapy and are labeled as steroid-resistant. Such patients are at risk of complications, including infection, thrombosis, and chronic kidney disease. Nephrotic syndrome is considered a thrombogenic condition. Pulmonary embolism is associated with high mortality, and early treatment is essential for the survival of patients. Here, we report the case of a 12-year-old girl with late steroid resistance who developed bilateral pulmonary embolism. View Full-Text
Keywords: nephrotic syndrome; pulmonary embolism; steroid resistance nephrotic syndrome; pulmonary embolism; steroid resistance
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Safdar, O.Y.; Rajab, R.H.; Alghanemi, R.G.; Tantawi, G.A.; Alsulami, N.A.; Alsayed, A.A.; Habiballah, A.K. Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism in a 12-Year-Old Girl with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Children 2020, 7, 62. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7060062

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Safdar OY, Rajab RH, Alghanemi RG, Tantawi GA, Alsulami NA, Alsayed AA, Habiballah AK. Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism in a 12-Year-Old Girl with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Children. 2020; 7(6):62. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7060062

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Safdar, Osama Y., Rahaf H. Rajab, Rand G. Alghanemi, Gazal A. Tantawi, Noora A. Alsulami, Aeshah A. Alsayed, and Abdullah K. Habiballah 2020. "Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism in a 12-Year-Old Girl with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome" Children 7, no. 6: 62. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7060062

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