Necrotizing fasciitis in a child: a rare complication of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome

Delibas A., Bek K. , Bulbul M., Demircin G., Baysun S., Oner A.

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.20, no.1, pp.99-101, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-004-1669-8
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-101


In nephrotic syndrome there is an increased tendency for bacterial infections due to immunological changes secondary to proteinuria, treatment (including steroids), and other as yet unknown causes. However, necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is an uncommon complication of the disease and has rarely been reported in nephrotic children. We report a 14-month-old boy with nephrotic syndrome who developed sepsis and NF as a complication. He was treated successfully with intensive medical and surgical treatment.