Nephrotic Syndrome

Bhavna Chopra, Leslie Francis Thomas

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Abstract

Minimal change disease (MCD), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and membranous nephropathy (MN) are the most common causes of the nephrotic syndrome, diagnosed by demonstrating edema, proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperlipidemia. MCD, FSGS, and MN vary by renal prognosis and known secondary causes. Renal biopsy is the gold standard for the proper diagnosis of MCD, FSGS, and MN. Management of the nephrotic syndrome is 2-fold: treatment of symptoms and complications (ie, edema, hyperlipidemia) and treatment of the underlying disease process (eg, corticosteroid therapy for primary diseases).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Lipoid Nephrosis
Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Membranous Glomerulonephritis
Nephrotic Syndrome
Hyperlipidemias
Edema
Kidney
Hypoalbuminemia
Proteinuria
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Edema
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Minimal change disease
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Proteinuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Nephrotic Syndrome. / Chopra, Bhavna; Thomas, Leslie Francis.

In: Hospital Medicine Clinics, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2014.

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Chopra, Bhavna ; Thomas, Leslie Francis. / Nephrotic Syndrome. In: Hospital Medicine Clinics. 2014 ; Vol. 3, No. 2.
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