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Doctor insights on: Nephrotic Syndrome Vs Nephritic Syndrome

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Why is there hematuria in nephritic syndrome and not in nephrotic syndrome?

Why is there hematuria in nephritic syndrome and not in nephrotic syndrome?

Different physiology: The blood vessels in the glomeruli are damaged by inflammation in the nephritic syndrome sufficient for at least a few of them to bleed. They merely leak protein in the nephrotic syndrome, in which obvious inflammation in the classic sense is not visible but protein-retaining molecules in the gbm are lost. Famously, the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis family produces both syndromes. ...Read more

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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Why is there selective proteinuria in nephritic and nonselective proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome?

Why is there selective proteinuria in nephritic and nonselective proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome?

Whoa: Who's your instructor? In nephrotic syndrome, the proteinuria may be selective (mostly albumin, as in most cases of minimal changed disease and any other cause of proteinuria in which the gbm is only modestly damaged) or nonselective (lots of globulin also, as see in the more severe nephrotic syndromes). ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between nephrotic and nephritic syndrome?

Doctors, what is the difference between nephrotic and nephritic syndrome?

Glomerulonephritis: Nephrotic Syndrome means excessive amount of protein in the urine (more than 2.5 gm daily) causing swelling of the legs, hands, and/or face with high Cholesterol levels) with or without abnormal kidney function. Nephritic syndrome means abnormal kidney function plus blood and protein (either in the nephrotic range or less) in the urine associated with high blood pressure. Nephritic needs urgent Rx ...Read more

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Is nephrotic syndrome hereditary?

Is nephrotic syndrome hereditary?

See below: Some causes of nephrotic syndrome are due to herediary causes, eg one of the causes of fsgs also called focal and segmentalglomerulosclerosis. ...Read more

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How serious is nephrotic syndrome?

Depends on...: Nephrotic syndrome is a condition resulting from heavy protein loss through urine. A number of different kidney diseases are underlying pathologies. Therefore, the prognosis depends upon the underlying pathology ...Read more

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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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Water should be completely restricted for kid having nephrotic syndrome?

Water should be completely restricted for  kid having nephrotic syndrome?

Limit salt intake: Water restriction not all that important in this case. Much better to limit salt intake to 2 grams per day. ...Read more

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What is nephrotic syndrome?

Protein in urine: 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 protein grater than 3.5 gms per day, low serum albumin, and high serum cholesterol. ...Read more

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