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Does kidney disease specifically minimal change disease have any connection with allergies?

Does kidney disease specifically minimal change disease have any connection with allergies?

A possible trigger: The cause of minimal change disease is not fully known but it is believed to be an immune disorder in which t cells release a cytokine that damages the epithelial foot processes of the glomeruli. This leads to a leakage of Albumin by the kidney. Certain events such as a viral infection, an allergic reaction, a bee sting, or an immunization may trigger an attack of mcd. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Batisky
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Nephrotic Syndrome (Definition)

Nephrotic syndrome is caused by dysfunction of the kidney in which large amount of protein leak into the urine. Typically three components of the syndrome are 1) protein greater than 3.5 grams per day, 2) low serum albumin, and ...Read more


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Is there any new and better treatment for minimal change disease? Im 25yrs on steroids. Was diagnoised wit mcd in 2007. Thank u in advance sir.

Is there any new and better treatment for minimal change disease? Im 25yrs on steroids. Was diagnoised wit mcd in 2007. Thank u in advance sir.

Primary tx: Steroids are still primary treatment for minimal change disease; however, treatment is usually limited, as remission is often achieved in a matter of months, with a slow taper off over the following two years or so. If yours can't be tapered off, there are alternatives such as Cyclophosphamide that can be used as steroid-sparing agents, but these require discussion with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for nephrotic syndrome?

What is a treatment for nephrotic syndrome?

Proper medication: Minimal change (or nil) disease. Correctly diagnosed by biopsy but frequently diagnosed by the symptoms of proteinuria, edema and intact renal function with a bland urine sediment. This responds to steroid therapy most of the time. The presence of blood in the urine, or failure to respond to steroids indicates need for biopsy of kidney with therapy based on those results. Case needs nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is nephrotic syndrome a genetic disorder and hereditary ? As we need to know this from as our doctor isn't sure many thanks

Is nephrotic syndrome a genetic disorder and hereditary ? As we need to know this from as our doctor isn't sure many thanks

Nephrotic syndrome: Nephrotic syndrome is mainly the loss of protein through the kidneys, sometimes with hypertension, edema, even diabetes. So you see the conditions that can lead to nephrotic syndrome can have genetic predisposition. The nephrotic syndrome is a result of such conditions. ...Read more

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Minimal change disease prognosis?

Minimal change disease prognosis?

Good: With ace inhibitors and steroids it can usually be kept in remission. Compliance with the physicians care plan is essential. It is a good idea to have a nephrologist helping you with this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Can you tell me if i could get the lap band surgery with minimal change disease?

Here are some...: This Q has been longstanding with no answering. Despite not an expert in bariatrics, based on my lifelong digestion of medical knowledge coupled with common sense, I could not see any interaction between both through uneventful lap band surgery since minimal change disease denotes the usually uneventful kidney changes from various reasons. More? Ask your doctor straight, not circuitous timely. ...Read more