Minimal change glomerulonephritis associated with hydatid disease

R. Gelman, G. Brook, J. Green, O. Ben-Itzhak, Farid Nakhoul

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A 63-year-old man presented to our department with dyspnea and peripheral edema. A cystic mass in the right upper abdomen, consistent with echinococcal disease was discovered. Protenuria was also present, and a nephrotic syndrome was diagnosed. The kidney biopsy revealed minimal change glomerulonephritis. Treatment with the antiechinococcal drug albendazole induced complete remission of the nephrotic syndrome, suggesting an etiopathogenic role for a hydatid antigen in the development of an immunemediated glomerulonephritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Albendazole
  • Hydatid cyst
  • Minimal change glomerulonephritis
  • Nephrotic syndrome


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