Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1979;22(11):985-995.
Published online November 15, 1979.
Methyl-prednisolone pulse Therapy in childhood Nephrotic Syndrome Resistant to Conventional Prednisolone therapy.
Whan Jong Lee, Kwang Wook Ko
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
一般的인 Steroid 療法에 耐性을 보인 小兒腎症候群에 對한 Methylprednisolone “Pulse”療法
이환종, 고광욱
서울大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
Abstract
Methylprednisolone pulse therapy was performed for 8 patients of childhood nephrotic syndrome who showed resistance to conventional prednisolone therapy of 4 to 8 weeks. The pathological diagnosis of the patients were: 1 case of membranous nephropathy, membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis, Menbranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with epithelial crescent (70%), sclerosing glomerulonephritis, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, focal and global glomerulonephritis, and 2 cases of focal and segmental glonerulosclerosis. Creatinine clearance was above 50% of the normal in 7 cases, and less than 20% in crescentic glomerulonephritis. 20% in crescentic glomerulonephritis. 30gm/kg/D. of methylprednisolone was administered intravenously over 1~2hours, which was repeated 2 to 9 times on every other day. Thereafter, alternate day prednisolone therapy was continued. The results were as follows: Remission was attained in membranous nephropathy and MPGN, within 9 weeks and 13 weeks respectively. Marked improvement was noted in crescentic glomerulonephritis. Ccr increased from 18.5ml/min/1.73mm(2) to 59.1ml/min/1.73mm(2) 10 days later after pulse? Sclerosing glomerulonephritis showed significant improvement in clinical finding and serum albumin. There was no improvement in mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, focal and global glomerulonephritis, and 2 cases of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. These findings suggest that methylprednisolone pulse?therapy may benefit the childhood nephrotic syndrome with resistance to conventional prednisolone therapy.




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