Fatal Pneumocystis pneumonia in a child treated for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Jerome L. Murphy, Henry L. Kano, Peter J. Chenaille, Sudesh P Makker

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-445
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1993


  • Captopril
  • Clorambucil
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
  • Pulse methylprednisolone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology


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