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Abstract Title:

Nephrotic syndrome and acute kidney injury following CoronaVac anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Abstract Source:

Clin Kidney J. 2021 Dec ;14(12):2608-2611. Epub 2021 Aug 28. PMID: 34938535

Abstract Author(s):

Suat Unver, Aptullah Haholu, Sukru Yildirim

Article Affiliation:

Suat Unver


A 67-year-old female with Type 2 diabetes mellitus developed nephrotic syndrome within 1 week of receiving the first dose of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 CoronaVac vaccine. A kidney biopsy was consistent with minimal change nephrotic syndrome and treatment was symptomatic with antiproteinuric therapy and improvement in proteinuria. Oedema returned within 1 week of the second dose of CoronaVac. On this occasion, acute kidney injury and massive proteinuria were noted. In kidney biopsy, glomeruli were normal, but tubulointerstitial inflammation consistent with acute tubulointerstitial nephritis was noted. Pulse followed by oral steroids was followed by recovery of kidney function. Proteinuria decreased after initiation of cyclosporine A.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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