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      Post partum Renal Failure Due to Progressive Systemic Sclerosis Treated with Chronic Hemodialysis

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Hemodialysis, Progressive systemic sclerosis, Renal failure

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          An unusual case of progressive systemic sclerosis with rapidly progressing renal failure after a successful delivery is described. The presenting syndrome was malignant hypertension. The blood pressure was refractory to the various therapeutic measures which were instituted, including hemodialysis. The patient, therefore, underwent bilateral nephrectomy, following which the blood pressure returned to normal, and she survived on hemodialysis for 17 months. To the best of our knowledge, the patient presented herein is the only reported case of this kind of fetal and maternal salvage.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1977
          1977
          28 November 2008
          : 18
          : 3
          : 175-181
          Affiliations
          Departments of Medicine A, Nephrology Service, Ophthalmology and Pathology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem
          Article
          180812 Nephron 1977;18:175–181
          10.1159/000180812
          859680
          © 1977 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Progressive systemic sclerosis, Renal failure

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