From May 1992 to December 1994, 14 children with end stage renal failure secondary to steroid-resistant idiopathic nephrotic syndrome received a cadaver kidney graft. Immediate recurrence of the nephrotic syndrome occurred in four patients. In the four patients, a complete remission was observed shortly after the start of intravenous cyclosporin; two children received in addition methylprednisolone pulses for secondary rejection. Two children were still protein-free 9 and 15 months after transplantation. In the third patient, proteinuria relapsed after 9 months of complete remission and persisted in spite of the reintroduction of intravenous cyclosporin. The fourth graft was lost at 3,5 month from irreversible rejection. The creatinine clearance of the 3 functioning grafts was respectively: 73, 76 and 92 ml/mn/1,73m2 16, 10 and 15 months after transplantation. Intravenous cyclosporin started shortly after the reccurence, maintaining blood levels between 200 and 300 ng/ml, may induce a remission in recurrent nephrotic syndrome after renal transplantation in childhood.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
- nephrotic syndrome
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