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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 128409, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/128409
Case Report

Nephrotic Syndrome in a Child Suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot: A Rare Association

1Division of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology and Nephrology, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo
2Division of Cardiology, Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital of Kinshasa, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo

Received 8 May 2015; Revised 8 July 2015; Accepted 21 July 2015

Academic Editor: Larry A. Rhodes

Copyright © 2015 Pépé Mfutu Ekulu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Nephrotic syndrome is an uncommon complication of tetralogy of Fallot and has been rarely reported in pediatric population. We describe a 4-year-old female Congolese child who was referred for investigation for persistent dyspnea, edema, and cyanosis and nephrotic range proteinuria. Our patient presented with a tetralogy of Fallot and nephrotic syndrome. Conclusion. This case reminds us that children with tetralogy of Fallot may develop nephrotic proteinuria.