Spontaneous remission of nephrotic syndrome associated with COVID-19 infection in an 8-year-old boy


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Kayalı Akyol A., Dinç G. A., Mustafaoğlu Ö., Yahşi A., BAYHAN G. İ., ÖZLÜ S. G.

Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol.64, no.6, pp.1117-1121, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2021.4559
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1117-1121
  • Keywords: child, COVID-19, nephrotic syndrome, SARS-CoV-2
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. It is already known that viral infections, exclusively upper respiratory tract infections may trigger relapses of nephrotic syndrome. Recently, COVID-19 disease has also been reported to be related with relapse of nephrotic syndrome in a few pediatric cases. Case. Here we present an 8-year-old boy who had relapse of nephrotic syndrome due to COVID-19 infection. He was asymptomatic except for mild edema. He was managed supportively, no medication was started and went into spontaneous remission in 7 days. Conclusions. Viral infections particularly upper respiratory tract infections may trigger relapse of nephrotic syndrome. COVID-19 has also been reported to be related with relapses of nephrotic syndrome in a few pediatric cases. Spontaneous remission in our patient indicates the importance of close monitoring of patients before starting long term treatment with steroids.