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Volume 38, Number 1, February 2005

Cyclosporin A therapy in a case with hyperimmunoglobulin E and nephritic syndrome


Chin-Nam Bong, Shun-Chen Huang, Chih-Lu Wang, Po-Mai Liu, Hsin-Hsu Chen, Kuender D. Yang
Department of Pediatrics, Pingtung Christian Hospital, Pingtung; and Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Received: January 19, 2004    Revised: April 24, 2004    Accepted: May 24, 2004   

 

Corresponding author:

Dr. Kuender D. Yang, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Children's Hospital, 123, Ta-Pei Road, Niaosung Hsiang, Kaohsiung 833, Taiwan. E-mail: bongchinnam@yahoo.com.tw This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 



 

Methods:

We describe the beneficial effects of treatment with cyclosporin A in a 10-year-old boy with hyperimmunoglobulin E and refractory nephrotic syndrome. The patient was initially resistant to steroid therapy with prednisolone alone. Additional therapy with cyclosporin A was then prescribed, effectively reducing levels of serum immunoglobulin E and preventing flare up of nephrotic syndrome.

 



 

Key words:

Cyclosporin A, hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, prednisolone



 



 

J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2005;38:60-64.