The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 6
A Newborn with Pertussis Accompanying Nephrotic Syndrome
Divisions of 1Neonatology and 2Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, and 3Department of Microbiology, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydın, 4Department of Medical Genetics, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey.
Pertussis or whooping cough is a vaccine-preventable disease that still remains a serious infection in neonates and young infants. The disease is particularly severe in infants less than three months old, who are often infected by their parents. Congenital nephrotic syndrome is a rare entity presenting within the first three months. It encompasses a heterogeneous group of entities with genetic, infectious and idiopathic etiologies. In this report we describe a newborn infant who presented with congenital nephrotic syndrome secondary to Bordetella pertussis infection. Keywords : congenital, nephrotic syndrome, infection, pertussis, infant.
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