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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 179-182

A rare case of nephrotic syndrome: 'Nailed' the diagnosis


Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. M S Tullu
Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.132335

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An 18-month-old female child presented to us with clinical features suggestive of nephrotic syndrome. Her physical examination and detailed family history highlighted the familial occurrence of abnormal nails, suggesting a diagnosis of the Nail-Patella syndrome. Nail-Patella syndrome is a rare cause of nephrotic syndrome in children. This case highlights the importance of a detailed history, including pedigree and a thorough examination of the patient.






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