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Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 1997;90(5):342-5.

[Etiologic aspects of nephrotic syndrome in Black African adults in a hospital setting in Abidjan].

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  • 1Service de médecine Interne, CHU Treichville, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, France.


We studied nephrotic patients hospitalised in internal medicine service at Treichville Teaching hospital from September 1986 to February 1993 for precising the aetiological aspects of black adult patients and their evolutive biological, clinical and epidemiological profile. Secondary Nephrotic syndrome represented 18% of the whole patients with Nephrotic syndrome hospitalised during the same period. In aetiological field it was about: diabetic nephropathy 11 cases (33%); lupus nephritis 7 cases (21%); renal amyloidosis 5 cases (15%); HIV nephropathy 5 cases (15%); schistosomiasis nephrotic syndrome 1 case (3%); pregnancy nephrotic syndrome 1 case (3%); cryoglobulinemia 1 case (3%); malignancy nephrotic syndrome 1 case (3%); nephrosclerosis 1 case (3%).

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