Cyclosporine-induced remission of relapsing nephrotic syndrome in children Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Cryopreservation
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Organ Preservation
  • Perfusion


  • We treated 20 steroid-resistant or steroid-dependent nephrotic patients with oral cyclosporin for 8 weeks; they had been treated previously with cyclophosphamide or chlorambucil. Cyclosporine was started at 7 mg/kg/d and titrated to maintain a serum level of 100 to 200 ng/mL. Of 20 patients, 14 had a complete remission and the remaining six had a reduction in their proteinuria. By life table analysis, 40% of the responders show a sustained remission of up to a year. Pretherapy levels of interleukin 2, measured in 10 patients, were normal or supranormal in eight, six of whom were treatment responders; two patients with low levels of interleukin 2 were both nonresponders. Cyclosporine can be used to induce a remission in relapsing nephrotic patients, and short-term cyclosporine therapy does not produce nephrotoxic effects.

publication date

  • January 1987



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-3476(87)80056-2

PubMed ID

  • 3500297

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1056

end page

  • 62


  • 111


  • 6 PART 2