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JCU 2007 September;15(3) :101-104.
A case with Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism Associated with Nephrotic Syndrome
Eun-Mi Kim, Jae-Hyeong Park, Won Il Jang, Kye Taek Ahn, Min Su Kim, Kyu Seop Kim, Il Soon Jung, Ju Hee Lee, Ki Ryang Na, In-Whan Seong
Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
Corresponding Author: Jae-Hyeong Park ,
ABSTRACT
Though nephrotic syndrome is associated with various thromboembolic phenomena, acute pulmonary thromboembolism is a rare complication. We experienced a case with acute pulmonary thromboembolism in a patient with generalized edema and profound proteinuria. Subsequent investigation revealed that the pulmonary thromboembolism was secondary to nephrotic syndrome due to membranous glomerulonephritis. This thromboembolic complication was successfully treated with thrombolysis and anticoagulation.
Keywords: Pulmonary Thromboembolism, Nephrotic Syndrome, Glomerulonephritis
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