Pericardial Tamponade in Nephrotic Syndrome: An Uncommon Complication
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 08/20/2012
Namdev S et al. – An 11 y –old boy with steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) secondary to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) developed pericardial tamponade during the course of illness. He was promptly managed with pericardiocentesis. Pericardial tamponade is an extremely rare complication in childhood nephrotic syndrome and very few cases have been reported in literature. Recognition of this rare, yet serious and life threatening complication in childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) is emphasized to prevent fatalities in children with nephrotic syndrome.