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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 391-394
Cerebral venous thrombosis and secondary polycythemia in a case of nephrotic syndrome


1 Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Radiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Shankar Prasad Nagaraju
Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.178575

PMID: 26997397

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Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and polycythemia are considered as rare and life threatening complications of nephrotic syndrome. We report an unusual combination of both these complications in a case of nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease that was treated successfully. There was prompt and complete remission of nephrotic syndrome with steroid therapy, concurrent with complete resolution of polycythemia and CVT.


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