Membranous nephropathy presenting with nephrotic syndrome in a child with thalassemia major

Yavuz S., Anarat A. , Bayazit A. , Karagün B. S. , Yılmaz S., KILINÇ Y. , ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.57, no.4, pp.711-713, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.12572
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-713


Few data on the renal effects of thalassemia syndrome are available in the literature. Recent clinical studies identified proximal tubular damage and glomerular filtration abnormalities in thalassemia. Iron-chelating agents might be nephrotoxic as well, but proven glomerular injury, either due to anemia or chelating therapy, has not previously been demonstrated in thalassemia patients. Here, we report the first thalassemia patient presenting with nephrotic syndrome to be diagnosed with membranous nephropathy in the literature.