Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 134–135

Microscopic polyarteritis with renal and cerebral involvement

Authors

  • P. V. Deshpande
    • Department of Nephrology, The Birmingham Children"s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK e-mail: david.milford@bhamchildrens.wmids.nhs.uk Fax: +44-121-333-9231
  • R. Gilbert
    • Department of Nephrology, The Birmingham Children"s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK e-mail: david.milford@bhamchildrens.wmids.nhs.uk Fax: +44-121-333-9231
  • H. Alton
    • Department of Radiology, The Birmingham Children"s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK
  • D. V. Milford
    • Department of Nephrology, The Birmingham Children"s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK e-mail: david.milford@bhamchildrens.wmids.nhs.uk Fax: +44-121-333-9231
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s004670000428

Cite this article as:
Deshpande, P., Gilbert, R., Alton, H. et al. Pediatr Nephrol (2000) 15: 134. doi:10.1007/s004670000428

Abstract 

We report a 15-year-old girl who presented with renal failure requiring dialysis and a diagnosis of p-ANCA-associated vasculitis. She subsequently developed cerebral vasculitis during treatment with oral cyclophosphamide and prednisolone. Treatment with intravenous cyclophosphamide and plasma exchange produced a complete recovery.

Key words Cerebral vasculitisp-ANCAPlasma exchangeCyclophosphamide

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