Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012, pp. 226-229
Bioline Code: rc12038
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012, pp. 226-229
© Copyright 2012 Colombia Médica
Nephrotic syndrome with a nephritic component associated with toxoplasmosis in an immunocompetent young man.|
Barrios, Julio E; Duran Botello, Claudia & González Velásquez, Tania
Introduction: Although the association of infection by toxoplasmosis with the development of nephrotic syndrome is uncommon, cases of this association have nevertheless been reported in the literature for more than two decades, not only for congenital toxoplasmosis, but also in acquired cases, and occasionally in immunocompetent patients.
Development: A case is presented of an immunocompetent patient aged 15 with clinical and laboratory indications of nephrotic/nephritic syndrome, in whom serological tests showed toxoplasma infection.
Conclusion: The presentation of nephrotic syndrome in ages where it is not commonly seen, leads to clinical suspicion of secondary causes. Active search for possible causes should include
common tropical infections.
Proteinuria; renal disease, Toxoplasma gon- dii, immunocompetent, mixed nephrotic syndrome
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