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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1408-1411
Proteinuria in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Making the case for early urinary screening

1 Department of Pediatric Nephrology, St. John Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Renopath Center for Renal and Urological Pathology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Priya Pais
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, St. John Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.220854

PMID: 29265055

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Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SOJIA) can be associated with proteinuria due to various renal pathologies. We report two pediatric cases with SOJIA and nephrotic syndrome secondary to renal amyloidosis, a very rare complication in children. Once present, amyloidosis heralds a poor prognosis for the patient, though early detection may allow some improvement if the inflammatory arthritis is controlled.

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