Gaucher's disease and mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis in childhood - a coincidence?

Rafael Halevi, Miriam Davidovitz, Stavit Mann, Mina Ben-Bassat, Harry Stark, Bella Eisenstein*

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Abstract

A 6-year-old boy, presenting with a nephritic syndrome, was diagnosed as suffering from Gaucher's disease (GD) and mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis (MCGN). GD was suspected because of aseptic necrosis of the femoral heads on X-ray and later confirmed by bone marrow aspiration and a lack of glucocerebrosidase activity in white blood cells; MCGN was documented on renal biopsy. The child was treated with prednisone, dipyridamole and aspirin, and recovered completely clinically. A second biopsy was not performed. The connection between these two rare diseases, and between nephritis and GD in general, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-440
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gaucher's disease
  • Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis
  • Nephritic syndrome

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