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Thromboembolism is a rare life-threatening complication of childhood nephrotic syndrome. We present the clinical profile and outcome of 34 children with 35 events of thromboembolic complications with nephrotic syndrome. Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) was the commonest complication seen in 11 (31.4 %) children followed by pulmonary thromboembolism and deep(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) results from an inherited defect in the phagocytic cells of the immune system. It is a genetically heterogenous disease caused by defects in one of the five major subunits of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase complex. There is a paucity of data from India on CGD. We herein describe the(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate incidence of Kawasaki disease (KD) over time among children in the city of Chandigarh, North India. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analysed records of all children with KD below 15 years of age at the Pediatric Allergy Immunology Unit, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, from(More)
Some children with malignancy (e.g. acute lymphoblastic leukemia) who initially present with musculoskeletal complaints may be misdiagnosed as having a rheumatological disorder. In the literature, importance has been given to subtle changes in blood counts, which may point toward an underlying malignancy. We report 3 children with malignancy, who had an(More)
Percutaneous renal biopsy (PRB) is an important diagnostic tool in pediatric nephrology units. But controversy exists whether the procedure can be done in the day care setting. This study was done to document complications of PRB done with automated gun under continuous ultrasonographic guidance and to find whether the procedure can be undertaken as a day(More)
We have previously shown that children with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE) have high incidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies (APLA) and reports suggest that presence of APLA can modify disease expression. While the frequency of APLA has been studied previously in adults with SLE, there is paucity of literature in children especially with(More)
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN), the commonest cause of adult nephrotic syndrome (NS), accounts for only a minority of paediatric NS. Antibodies to m-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) are seen in two-thirds of adult IMN cases. PLA2R staining in glomerular deposits is observed in 74% and 45% of adult and paediatric IMN cases, respectively.(More)
The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease (KD), a common pediatric vasculitis, is based solely on clinical criteria. There is a need for a robust laboratory marker that can help differentiate KD from other acute, febrile, childhood illnesses and also to predict cardiac involvement. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 25 consecutive patients admitted with(More)