Lithium-induced nephrotic syndrome in a young pediatric patient

Abdullah Sakarcan, David B. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Reilly, Robert W. Richards

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Lithium-induced nephrotic syndrome is a rare complication of lithium therapy and is even rarer in children. Most reported cases have been secondary to minimal change disease, which reverses within 1-4 weeks on discontinuation of lithium therapy. However, focal glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) has occasionally been reported and is not always reversible with discontinuation of lithium. We report an 11-year-old child with lithium-induced FSGS nephrotic syndrome who went into full remission after lithium was discontinued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-292
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Lithium
  • Nephrotic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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