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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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TOPOROVSKI, Julio et al. Nephrotic syndrome associated with toxoplasmosis: report of seven cases. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2012, vol.54, n.2, pp.61-64. ISSN 1678-9946.

The concomitance of nephrotic syndrome and acute infection by Toxoplasma gondii is a rare occurrence in humans. In this paper seven cases of children, ranging from 11 months to 7 year-old, with concomitant nephrotic syndrome and asymptomatic acute T. gondii infection are reported. In one of those patients only the administration of anti-Toxoplasma therapy was enough to control the clinical and laboratory manifestations of the disease. In the other patients it was necessary to introduce corticosteroids or other immunosuppressant drugs. Three patients had complete clinical and laboratory improvement and the remaining showed only a partial response.

Keywords : Toxoplasma gondii; Nephrotic syndrome; Children.

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