Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 82–84 | Cite as

Spontaneous remission of congenital nephrotic syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

  • Robert M. Haws
  • Arthur G. Weinberg
  • Michel Baum
Brief Report

Abstract

Spontaneous remission of congenital nephrotic syndrome is rare. We present a 5-week-old infant who developed proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and edema which spontaneously resolved with supportive care. Clinical and histopathological features of this patient and six previous reported remissions of congenital nephrotic syndrome are discussed.

Key words

Congenital nephrotic syndrome Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis 

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© IPNA 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Haws
    • 1
  • Arthur G. Weinberg
    • 3
  • Michel Baum
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallasUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasDallasUSA

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