Nephrotic syndrome in a mother and her infant: Relationship with cytomegalovirus infection

Marisa Giani, Alberto Edefonti, Beatrice Damiani, Giuseppina Marra, Daniela Colombo, Giovanni Banfi, Emilio Rivolta, Erich H. Strøm, Michael Mihatsch

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Abstract

This case report describes infantile nephrotic syndrome (NS) in a baby girl with a clinically severe cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. Culture of the baby's urine was positive for CMV and IgM anti-CMV antibodies were detected, After an unsuccessful course of corticosteroids, gancyclovir treatment was started and a remission of cutaneous, pulmonary, and renal symptoms was achieved. As the mother also developed NS at the end of pregnancy, a common etiology could be postulated, although there were no signs of recent CMV infection in the mother, only anti-CMV IgG. The relationship between CMV infection and glomerular disease is still unclear; NS may represent another manifestation of CMV disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1996

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Cytomegalovirus Infections
Nephrotic Syndrome
Cytomegalovirus
Mothers
Ganciclovir
Immunoglobulin M
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Urine
Kidney
Pregnancy
Lung
Skin
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • Infantile nephrotic syndrome
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Giani, M., Edefonti, A., Damiani, B., Marra, G., Colombo, D., Banfi, G., ... Mihatsch, M. (1996). Nephrotic syndrome in a mother and her infant: Relationship with cytomegalovirus infection. Pediatric Nephrology, 10(1), 73-75. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00863452

Nephrotic syndrome in a mother and her infant : Relationship with cytomegalovirus infection. / Giani, Marisa; Edefonti, Alberto; Damiani, Beatrice; Marra, Giuseppina; Colombo, Daniela; Banfi, Giovanni; Rivolta, Emilio; Strøm, Erich H.; Mihatsch, Michael.

In: Pediatric Nephrology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 02.1996, p. 73-75.

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Giani, M, Edefonti, A, Damiani, B, Marra, G, Colombo, D, Banfi, G, Rivolta, E, Strøm, EH & Mihatsch, M 1996, 'Nephrotic syndrome in a mother and her infant: Relationship with cytomegalovirus infection', Pediatric Nephrology, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 73-75. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00863452
Giani, Marisa ; Edefonti, Alberto ; Damiani, Beatrice ; Marra, Giuseppina ; Colombo, Daniela ; Banfi, Giovanni ; Rivolta, Emilio ; Strøm, Erich H. ; Mihatsch, Michael. / Nephrotic syndrome in a mother and her infant : Relationship with cytomegalovirus infection. In: Pediatric Nephrology. 1996 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 73-75.
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