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We report the cases of 3 children with plastic bronchitis associated with 2009 H1N1 influenza virus infection. These 3 children shared common clinical and radiologic features: rapid and progressive respiratory distress with whole lung atelectasis on chest radiograph. In children with severe respiratory symptoms accompanied by H1N1 influenza, plastic(More)
Little is known regarding the epidemiology of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) in East Asia. Previous studies have suggested higher incidence of INS in Asian children, though decreasing trend of its incidence has also been shown. We conducted a nationwide study of Japanese children aged 6 months to 15 years with INS. Children who were newly diagnosed(More)
No large cohort study has yet determined the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children with heart failure treated with renin–angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors. We thus retrospectively analyzed the incidence and risk factors for severe AKI (stages 2–3 according to the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines) at our institutions(More)
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a severe life-threatening disease with frequent progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Eculizumab, a humanized anti-C5 monoclonal antibody targeting the activated complement pathway, has recently been introduced as a novel therapy against aHUS. We, therefore, investigated the efficacy and safety of(More)
Histopathological findings can play an important role in the management of atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS). We report a case of aHUS that did not recover from anuria, despite the administration of eculizumab, with impressive histopathological findings. A 3-month-old girl was admitted because of poor feeding, vomiting, and diarrhoea without(More)
AIM Recently eculizumab, a monoclonal antibody to C5, was found to improve the disease course of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and has been recommended as the first line treatment by an international consensus guideline. However, several practical issues in the use of eculizumab for the acute phase of aHUS have yet to be resolved. METHODS(More)
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