Nephrotic syndrome associated with Toxocara canis infection

Avinash K. Shetty, Diego H. Aviles

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This case report describes nephrotic syndrome in a 7-year-old boy coincident with Toxocara canis infection. This rare association was confirmed by elevated Toxocara-specific IgM titres. Treatment with corticosteroids resulted in remission of renal symptoms as well as abatement of the T. canis infection. The relationship between T. canis infection and glomerular disease is still unclear; nephrotic syndrome may be another manifestation of T. canis infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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