Minimal-change nephropathy and malignant thymoma

Carlos Zinger, Ofer Ben-Itzhak, Pedro Szylman, Jacob Green, Farid Nakhoul

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A 69-year-old woman presented with persistent dyspnea and continuous coughing and mediastinal mass. The mass was found to be a malignant thymoma and was resected incompletely. A full-blown nephrotic syndrome appeared 1 year after removal of the thymoma. Renal biopsy revealed minimal-change glomerulonephritis. There was no evidence of other autoimmune diseases or causes of the minimal-change glomerulonephritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Nephrology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgemnts. We thank Mr. Rongdong Xie, Mr. Yiming Yang and Dr. Yun Bu for their helps in our taxonomic works. In addition, this study is supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (NO. 40601047 and 30570210), and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (20060390643).


  • Minimal-change
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Thymoma


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