Long-term effects of levamisole treatment in childhood nephrotic syndrome

  title={Long-term effects of levamisole treatment in childhood nephrotic syndrome},
  author={Vikt{\'o}ria S{\"u}megi and Ibolya Haszon and B{\'e}la Iv{\'a}nyi and Csaba Bereczki and Ferenc Papp and S{\'a}ndor T{\'u}ri},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
The effects of levamisole treatment on long-term outcome were evaluated in a retrospective study of frequently-relapsing (FRNS, n =15), steroid-dependent (SDNS, n =13), and steroid-resistant (SRNS, n =6) nephrotic syndrome in 34 children (21 boys, 13 girls, mean age 5.0±3.4 years) during a 60-month follow-up period. The definition of frequent relapses was ≥4 relapses per year. The current relapse was treated with prednisolone 60 mg/m2 per day for 4 weeks, then with 40 mg/m2 every other day for… CONTINUE READING

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