The effect of a gluten-free diet in children with difficult-to-manage nephrotic syndrome

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 10616085
  • Author List

  • Lemley KV; Faul C; Schramm K; Meyers K; Kaskel F; Dell KM; Gipson DS; Gibson K; Trachtman H
  • Volume

  • 138
  • Issue

  • 1