J Korean Soc Pediatr Nephrol > Volume 9(1); 2005 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society of Pediatric Nephrology 2005;9(1): 108-111.
신증후군에서 의료방임으로 발생한 복부농양 1례
신윤혜, 허준, 이강균, 임현이, 배기수
1아주대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2아주대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
3아주대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
4아주대학교 의과대학 병리학교실
5아주대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
A Case of Peritoneal Empyema in a Patient with Nephrotic Syndrome due to Medical Neglect
Yun-Hye Shin, Joon Hur, Kang-Gyoon Lee, Hyun-Ee Yim, Ki-Soo Pai
1Department of Pediatric, Ajou University School of Medicine
2Department of Pediatric, Ajou University School of Medicine
3Department of Pediatric, Ajou University School of Medicine
4Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine
5Department of Pediatric, Ajou University School of Medicine
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Nephrotic syndrome is a common chronic disease in childhood. Patients with nephrotic syndrome are at an increased risk of bacterial Infections due to immunological changes secondary to proteinuria. Primary bacterial peritonitis is one of the most serious and common infectious complications. The rate of peritonitis is, 2-6% and overwhelming infection still carries a mortality rate of 1.5%. We experienced a rare case of nephrotic syndrome complicated with severe peritonitis and Peritoneal empyema in a 10-year old girl after 2 months of medical neglect by parents. Here we emphasize thf: importance of early detection and treatment of peritoneal infection in nephrotic syndrome.
Key words: Complication of nephrotic syndrome | Peritonitis | Peritoneal empyema

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