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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Nephrotic syndrome following a single bee sting in a child

Department of Pediatrics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore, India

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K Kaarthigeyan
Department of Pediatrics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore - 4, TN
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.83742

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The occurrence of nephrotic syndrome following a bee sting is rarely reported in the literature. Hypersensitivity is believed to be the precipitating factor for the renal disease. We report a two-year-old boy, who developed generalized edema and decreased urine output, seven days after a bee sting. Physical examination and laboratory findings were consistent with nephrotic syndrome; and corticosteroid treatment induced prompt remission with resolution of clinical symptoms and normalization of laboratory findings. There was no relapse of the disease during a one-year follow up.


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