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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-004-1669-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-101
  • Keywords: nephrotic syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, infection, treatment
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No


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.