Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology – an ISN-IPNA Sister Centers initiative: Renal amyloidosis presenting as glucocorticoid resistant nephrotic syndrome
- 2:00 PM
Amyloidosis is a rare multi-system disease. In children, amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis (previously known as reactive or secondary amyloidosis) may occur due to chronic inflammation. Pediatric AA amyloidosis mainly involves the kidneys and presents with proteinuria, hematuria, hypertension and nephrotic syndrome. Therapy for AA amyloidosis is targeted towards control of the underlying inflammatory disease and suppression of serum amyloid protein production.
In this webinar, we will present a case of renal amyloidosis, successfully treated with IL-6 antibody.
- Differential diagnosis of a child presenting with steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome
- Histological findings in a case with renal amyloidosis and pathogenesis
- Mechanism and role of IL-6 antibody in the treatment of renal amyloidosis
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- Successful use of tocilizumab in amyloidosis secondary to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis –Rheumatology International volume 40, pages153–159 (2020)
Rukshana Shroff (UK)
Martin Bitzan (United Arab States)
Girish Chandra Bhatt (India)
Deepali Malviya (India)