Gout in pediatric renal transplant recipients

Trück, Johannes; Laube, Guido F; von Vigier, Rodo O; Goetschel, Philippe (2010). Gout in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatric nephrology, 25(12), pp. 2535-8. Berlin: Springer 10.1007/s00467-010-1599-6

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Clinical gout has rarely been described after pediatric renal transplantation (RTx), although asymptomatic hyperuricemia is common in these patients. We describe three male pediatric patients who presented with gouty arthritis 7-8.5 years following RTx. Since receiving allopurinol, all patients had been free of gouty symptoms. To prevent severe bone marrow depletion, the dosage of azathioprine, an immunosupressant drug, was reduced by 50% to prevent interaction with allopurinol. Because atypical presentation of gout can occur, a high index of suspicion is needed to allow appropriate diagnosis of this disease in patients with skeletal pain after RTx.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Trück, Johannes and von Vigier, Rodo

ISSN:

0931-041X

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:13

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00467-010-1599-6

PubMed ID:

20640905

Web of Science ID:

000283366600019

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/2841 (FactScience: 205768)

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