Familial IPEX syndrome: Different glomerulopathy in two siblings

Eujin Park, Hye Jin Chang, Jae Il Shin, Beom Jin Lim, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Kyoung Bun Lee, Kyoung Chul Moon, Hee Gyung Kang, Il Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong

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Immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX) syndrome (OMIM 304790) is a rare hereditary disorder of the immune regulatory system caused by FOXP3 mutations. The clinical features of this syndrome include a wide spectrum of severe autoimmune diseases and renal involvement, mostly due to tubulointerstitial diseases, in some patients. Glomerulopathy of membranous nephropathy (MN) and minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS), however, have also been reported. We encountered two children with IPEX syndrome from the same family. Interestingly, they had different glomerular lesions: one had MN and the other had MCNS. Herein we describe the cases of these siblings and review the possible mechanisms for the development of two different renal lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e59-e61
JournalPediatrics International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1

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© 2015 Japan Pediatric Society.

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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