Intestinal necrosis: A devastating complication of nephrotic syndrome

M. J. Human*, N. Tshifularo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a protein-losing enteropathy that can present as a surgical emergency or complicate routine surgical procedures. This case highlighted the hypercoagulable state that resulted in significant small bowel ischaemia and necrosis. Mesenteric ischaemia as a complication of NS has not been reported in the paediatric population. The postoperative overwhelming sepsis also highlighted the effect of impaired immunity in NS on patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102281
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Complications
  • Intestinal necrosis
  • Mesenteric ischaemia
  • Nephrotic syndrome


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