Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome relapse following COVID-19 vac
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25 patients (16 men and 9 women) presented a relapse within 1 month of COVID-19 vaccine injection. The glomerular disease was of childhood onset in half of the patients and most patients (21/25) had received at least one immunosuppressive drug in addition to steroids for the frequently relapsing or steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (NS). In five patients, the last relapse was reported >5 years before vaccine injection. The Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT162b2) vaccine was used in 80% of the patients. In 18 cases, INS relapse occurred after the first injection, a mean of 17.5 days after vaccination. This case series suggests that, in rare patients, COVID-19 vaccination may trigger INS relapse that is generally easy to control. These findings should encourage physicians to persuade their patients to complete the COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

Source: https://academic.oup.com/ckj/article/15/8/1574/6581609?rss=1
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