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Steroid-sensitive anemia in a boy on dialysis--an association with Kimura disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)
Publication Date
Volume
15
Issue
3-4
Pages
183–185
Identifiers
PMID: 11149107
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The cause of hypereosinophilia (EO) in hemodialysis (HD) patients is multifactorial and is felt to be a benign laboratory abnormality related to dialysis or uremia. Kimura disease (KD) is an angiolymphoid proliferative disorder of unknown etiology. Many cases are associated with nephrotic syndrome in children; however, it has seldom been reported in children on dialysis. We report here a 13-year-old boy who developed persistent EO and subsequent anemia after maintenance HD; he later developed KD. The atypical clinical manifestation of KD and its relationship to HD and erythropoietin hyposensitive anemia in this patient are discussed.

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