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Nephrotic Syndrome - Tick Bites?

Posted By Blair Swing on October 26, 1998 at 14:47:40:







My 5 year old niece has been diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome and has been
given the usual treatment of Steroids for this disease.  However she has not
been responding to the treatments and can not stay off of the steroids for
any length of time.  They have tried to bring her down fast, slow, minimal
dosage, etc.. but within a week she is back in the 3+ range in protein in
her urine.  This syndrome was diagnosed about 4-6 weeks after a tick bite
(she lives in Nebraska). They have ruled out Lyme disease, but our family
has heard rumours of another type of tick bite (Lone Star Tick) that might
be contributing to the disease.
My question is:  Is there anyone out there that specializes in the area of
insect bites that resemble, or cause nephrotic syndrome?  Is there any
literature available that addresses this situation?  My sister is at
her wits end with the doctors treating her daughter like an experiment.  
She has had two episodes where she was in the hospital due to her leg
swelling up.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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