Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 135--137

Nephrotic syndrome and Guillan-barre syndrome: A rare association in child


Olfa Bouyahia1, Ibtissem Khelifi1, Lamia Gharsallah1, Kais Harzallah2, Sonia Mazigh Mrad1, Tahar Ghargah3, Samir Boukthir1, Sammoud El Gharbi Azza1 
1 Pediatric's Department, Children's Hospital of Tunis, Tunisia
2 Nephrology Department, Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
3 Pediatric's Department, Charles Nicole Hospital of Tunis, Tunisia

Correspondence Address:
Olfa Bouyahia
Pediatric«SQ»s Department, Children«SQ»s Hospital Tunis, Tunis
Tunisia

Only few cases of nephrotic syndrome associated with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) have been reported in the adult and pediatric literature. A 3-year-old boy was initially admitted to our hospital following five days of progressive weakness of his extremities, fatigue, right leg pain and numbness. There was no past history of renal or neurological disease. Cerebro­spinal fluid studies showed a protein level of 92 mg/dL and a white cell count of 1 per high-power field. The diagnosis of GBS was verified with a nerve conduction velocity test as well as. The GBS symptoms improved gradually on intravenous immunoglobulin. Three weeks later, he deve­loped severe proteinuria and edema; laboratory investigation showed nephrotic syndrome which responded to steroid therapy. Renal biopsy showed minimal change glomerulonephritis. He re­mained free of proteinuria during his 20 months of follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Bouyahia O, Khelifi I, Gharsallah L, Harzallah K, Mrad SM, Ghargah T, Boukthir S, Azza SE. Nephrotic syndrome and Guillan-barre syndrome: A rare association in child.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:135-137


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Bouyahia O, Khelifi I, Gharsallah L, Harzallah K, Mrad SM, Ghargah T, Boukthir S, Azza SE. Nephrotic syndrome and Guillan-barre syndrome: A rare association in child. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Nov 29 ];21:135-137
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