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Dr. Donald Batisky
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Nephrotic Syndrome (Overview)

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 3) high serum cholesterol.


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Im a medical student ..what should i write for what are the complications of nephrotic syndrome ..it is a 5 marks question ?

Im a medical student  ..what should i write for what are the complications of nephrotic syndrome ..it is a 5 marks question ?

Research: If we answer the question for you, you are not learning anything. There are plenty of resources on the internet to answer your question. Good luck with your research. :) ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Batisky
78 doctors shared insights

Nephrotic Syndrome (Overview)

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 3) high serum cholesterol.


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I had nephrotic syndrome in my child age now am 25 year old but now itself i don't have any symptoms so is there any possibility it will attack again?

I had nephrotic syndrome in my child age now am 25 year old but now itself i don't have any symptoms so is there any possibility it will attack again?

Small chance: If you have normal kidney function and no detectable protein in the urine right now... Well then you're doing great. There is always a small chance you will have a new kidney problem, but if you've been over 10years without any recurrence you are doing great. ...Read more

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Is periorbital edema a sign of nephrotic syndrome?

It can be: Periorbital edema can be one of the initial symptoms of nephrotic syndrome, but it is always accompanied by edema in other parts of the body (legs, chest, abdomen, etc). The diagnosis is made by checking the amount of proteins that are being excreted in the urine, as well as blood tests that measure the protein (albumin) levels. The exact cause should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My son (2.5 yrs old) has been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. Can it only be treated with steroids?

No: Nephrotic syndrome at 2 1/2-y-o child is most often caused by minimal change lesion. This type of ns responds well not only to steroids but also to immunosuppressives, i.e., cyclophophamide or cyclosporine. However, this class of medications have much higher toxicity, and therefore, they are reserved for steroid dependent cases who already developed significant steroid side effects. ...Read more

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What are the tests for nephrotic syndrome?

What are the tests for nephrotic syndrome?

See below: Nephrotic syndrome is a symptom complex consisting of heavy proteinuria, low blood Albumin level, high blood cholesterol level and edema. Blood and urine tests will provide the answer. ...Read more

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Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome?If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?

Can you concieve if you have nephrotic syndrome?If a patient is in remission and gets pregnant can it be harmfull for the baby?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of nephrotic syndrome and staging of ckd. In general proteinuria may get worse during pregnancy. I suggest to checkwith your nephrologist and coordinate with an obstetrician. ...Read more

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What disease would cause nephrotic syndrome?

What disease would cause 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