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      Concurrent Thrombosis of Cerebral and Femoral Arteries in a Patient with Nephrotic Syndrome

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          Although venous thrombosis is a frequently encountered problem in nephrotic syndrome, the occurrence of arterial thrombosis is much less common, and is usually associated with a poor prognosis. To the best of our knowledge, there has been only one reported case of concurrent cerebral and femoral artery thrombosis, that of a 23-year-old male who finally died. Herein, we report a case of a 35-year-old woman with nephrotic syndrome. She developed cerebral and femoral arterial thrombosis simultaneously when the nephrotic syndrome relapsed. Immediate thrombectomy of the femoral artery, followed by anticoagulation and immunosuppressive therapy, were employed. The patient recovered completely and is now doing well. Our experience indicates that multiple artery thrombosis in nephrotic patients may not necessarily carry a poor outcome if early and aggressive treatment can be undertaken.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          December 2000
          22 December 2000
          : 20
          : 6
          : 483-486
          Division of Nephrology, Keelung Branch, Chung Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan
          46204 Am J Nephrol 2000;20:483–486
          © 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel

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