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Pediatrie. 1989;44(4):313-7.

[Role of methylprednisolone pulse therapy of nephroses in children].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Clinique médicale infantile, hôpital Mustapha, Alger, Algérie.

Abstract

Methylprednisolone (MP) pulse therapy (1 g/1.73 m2 x 3) has been used without side effects in 16 children with steroid dependent or resistant nephrosis. MP allowed a complete remission in 6 patients (group I: 37.5%), after a mean duration of 12 days; 2 of them experienced early relapse; the other patients had either a too short or no follow-up. One child was on partial remission (group II: 6%). The other patients were resistant to therapy (group III: 56%); 8 of them had a renal biopsy which showed focal glomerulosclerosis in 6 (75%). The authors point out that the main interest of methylprednisolone pulse therapy is to confirm steroid resistance.

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