Nephrotic syndrome in Nigerian children with homozygous sickle cell disease.

@article{Okoro1997NephroticSI,
  title={Nephrotic syndrome in Nigerian children with homozygous sickle cell disease.},
  author={B A Okoro and Henrietta Uche Okafor},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={74 12},
  pages={819-21}
}
Two hundred and seventy two children with the nephrotic syndrome were seen and followed up at the Paediatric Renal Unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu over 12 1/2 year period, between June 1983 and December 1995. Of these, there were nine (3.3%) children with homozygous sickle cell disease (SS). This latter group had a mean age of 9.6 +/- 3.2 years, male to female ratio of 1:2 and serum cholesterol of 3.13 +/- 1.48 mmol/l at the time of diagnosis. The mortality rate was… CONTINUE READING