International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 607–613 | Cite as

Childhood renal diseases in Saudi Arabia. A clinicopathological study of 167 cases

  • S. A. Al-Rasheed
  • M. M. Al-Mugeiren
  • A. A. Al-Salloum
  • M. O. Al-Sohaibani


Between April 1982 and September 1994, 167 renal biopsies were performed in 167 children at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The data were analysed to show a correlation between clinical presentation and histological findings. Nephrotic syndrome was the most common indication for renal biopsy, accounting for 77% of all cases. Of these, 23.3% showed minimal change lesions, 24% showed mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis and 24% showed focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. We noted a higher incidence of congenital nephrotic syndrome and Alport's syndrome as compared with the West. On the other hand, IgA nephropathy was less common (3%), and there was a complete absence of type II membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.


Nephrotic Syndrome Lupus Nephritis Saudi Arabia International Urology Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Al-Rasheed
    • 1
  • M. M. Al-Mugeiren
    • 1
  • A. A. Al-Salloum
    • 1
  • M. O. Al-Sohaibani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsKing Khalid University HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyKing Khalid University HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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