Acute renal failure in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.

  title={Acute renal failure in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome.},
  author={Mahmoud Loghman-Adham and Richard L. Siegler and Theodore J. Pysher},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  volume={47 2},
Acute renal failure (ARF) associated with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome has been reported in adults with advanced age but is a rare event in children. We have reviewed the literature on this subject and report an additional pediatric case. The pathogenetic mechanisms which may lead to ARF during the course of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome are reviewed with a brief discussion of the role of angiotensin II and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition in this setting. Although no consensus has… CONTINUE READING