Case reports have linked childhood nephrotic syndrome to food sensitivity, including gluten. We report our experience with 8 children (6 boys, 2 girls; age at implementation of special diet 2–14 years) with difficult-to-manage nephrotic syndrome who were placed on a gluten-free diet for 3.4 ± 4.3 years (range, 0.6–14 years) and who had clinical improvement enabling reduction or discontinuation in steroid dosage.
The Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet in Children With Difficult-to-Manage Nephrotic Syndrome
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Kevin V. Lemley, Christian Faul, Karla Schramm, Kevin Meyers, Frederick Kaskel, Katherine M. Dell, Debbie S. Gipson, Keisha Gibson, Howard Trachtman; The Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet in Children With Difficult-to-Manage Nephrotic Syndrome. Pediatrics July 2016; 138 (1): e20154528. 10.1542/peds.2015-4528
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