Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and atopy: is there a common link?

  title={Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and atopy: is there a common link?},
  author={Maher Ahmed Abdel-Hafez and Michiko Shimada and Pui Y Lee and Richard J Johnson and Eduardo H Garin},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={54 5},
Numerous reports during the last 60 years have reported a strong association between idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and atopic disorders. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome can be precipitated by allergic reactions and has been associated with both aeroallergens (pollens, mold, and dust) and food allergies. Patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome also may show increased serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. A review of the literature suggests that although some idiopathic nephrotic syndrome cases… CONTINUE READING

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