A 4-year-old female with nephrotic syndrome secondary to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) was treated with pulse methylprednisolone and chlorambucil therapy. She subsequently developed fatal Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). This is the first report of a pediatric patient whose treatment for FSGS resulted in PCP raising the issue of PCP prophylaxis for these patients.
- Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
- Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
- Pulse methylprednisolone
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health