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Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in a boy with hypocomplementaemic urticarial vasculitis

Authors
  • Renard, M.1
  • Wouters, C.1
  • Proesmans, W.2
  • 1 University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium, Tel.: 016/343840, Fax: 016/343842, BE
  • 2 Department of Paediatric Nephrology University Hospital, Leuven, Belgium, BE
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1998
Volume
157
Issue
3
Pages
243–245
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s004310050804
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

The present paper reports the fourth case of hypocomplementaemic urticarial vasculitis in a child. We describe a boy who, after many years of arthritis, urticaria, eye inflammation and hypocomplementaemia, developed rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis which was completely reversed by immunosuppresive therapy. Conclusion Only three paediatric patients with hypocomplementaemic urticarial vasculitis have been described. Severe renal involvement was reversible with early appropriate treatment.

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