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Title: Paraneoplastic relapsing minimal change disease associated with type a thymoma in an elderly patient: A case report and literature review
Authors: Ngoh, CLY 
Goh, GHS 
Wong, WK 
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2019
Publisher: Malaysian Medical Association
Citation: Ngoh, CLY, Goh, GHS, Wong, WK (2019-02-01). Paraneoplastic relapsing minimal change disease associated with type a thymoma in an elderly patient: A case report and literature review. Medical Journal of Malaysia 74 (1) : 97-98. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Malaysian Medical Association. All rights reserved. Thymoma is a rare mediastinal tumour that can be accompanied by different paraneoplastic syndromes. Here we report a case of Type A thymoma associated with relapsing minimal change disease (MCD). This case highlights: (1) The need to balance rapid prednisolone weaning against risk for relapse in an elderly patient at risk for steroid-induced complications. (2) The addition of calcineurin inhibitor in relapsed thymoma-related MCD, to achieve steroid sparing effects. Resection of the offending tumour and prompt immunosuppressive therapy are critical in getting best renal and overall outcomes in this rare entity.
Source Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/164049
ISSN: 03005283
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