Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 266--269

Late de novo minimal change disease in a renal allograft


Krishan K Madhan1, Cynric R.E Temple-Camp2 
1 Renal Unit, Taranaki District Health Board, New Plymouth, NewZealand
2 Anatomical Pathology, Medlab Central, Palmerston North, NewZealand

Correspondence Address:
Krishan K Madhan
Renal Unit, Taranaki District Health Board, Private Bag 2016, New Plymouth 4321
NewZealand

Among the causes of the nephrotic syndrome in renal allografts, minimal change disease is a rarity with only few cases described in the medical literature. Most cases described have occurred early in the post-transplant course. There is no established treatment for the condition but prognosis is favorable. We describe a case of minimal change disease that developed 8 years after a successful transplantation of a renal allograft in a middle-aged woman. The nephrotic syndrome was accompanied by deterioration of allograft function. Treatment with mycophenolate mofetil was successful in inducing remission and stabilizing allograft function.


How to cite this article:
Madhan KK, Temple-Camp CR. Late de novo minimal change disease in a renal allograft.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009;20:266-269


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Madhan KK, Temple-Camp CR. Late de novo minimal change disease in a renal allograft. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jan 21 ];20:266-269
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