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  1. Adaobi  Solarin
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  3. Tuesday, October 04 2016, 01:55 PM
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8yr old boy with cochlear implant since age of three. Referred about 3 months ago with protenuria and renal failure. However mum had noted frothy urine for quite a long time. No family history of renal failure or hearing loss. No hematuria. Renal biopsy : light microscopy(1 glom repeat biopsy) global glomerular ischaemic-like changes, focal segmentalsclerosing glomerular lesion on EM, chronic interstitial nephritis, diffuse in distribution and of at least moderate intensity.
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Dr. Jordan Weinstein
Dr. Jordan Weinstein
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Hello,

In very young children, the EM findings might not manifest. Was immunostaining for Type IV collagen performed?

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
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