A clinicopathologic study of forty-eight infants with nephrotic syndrome

R. K. Sibley, J. Mahan, S. M. Mauer, R. L. Vernier

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Abstract

The clinical and histopathologic features of 48 children presenting with the nephrotic syndrome during the first year of life were analyzed. Proteinuria was discovered soon after birth to 3 months of age in 39 infants (congenital nephrotic syndrome), and nine infants had an infantile onset presenting between 4 and 12 months of age. Neither histologic parameters - microglomeruli, epithelial, or mesangial proliferation, focal segmental or global sclerosis, fibrinoid necrosis, or tubular microcysts - nor histologic classification - microcystic disease, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, focal segmental glomerular sclerosis/hyalinosis-predicted the outcome. Rather, age at presentation was found to predict outcome: One of 39 infants with a congenital onset and seven of nine infants with an infantile onset underwent a complete remission (P < 0.0001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-552
Number of pages9
JournalKidney international
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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