Steroid-sensitive anemia in a boy on dialysis - An association with Kimura disease

C. C. Hung, Pei Lun Liao, Chiz Tzung Chang, Mai Szu Wu, Chiu Ching Huang

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Abstract

The cause of hypereosinophilia (EO) in hemodialysis (HD) patients is multifactorial and is felt to be a benign laboratory abnormality related to dialysis or uremia. Kimura disease (KD) is an angiolymphoid proliferative disorder of unknown etiology. Many cases are associated with nephrotic syndrome in children; however, it has seldom been reported in children on dialysis. We report here a 13-year-old boy who developed persistent EO and subsequent anemia after maintenance HD; he later developed KD. The atypical clinical manifestation of KD and its relationship to HD and erythropoietin hyposensitive anemia in this patient are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume15
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypereosinophilia
  • Kimura disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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