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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Childhood nephrotic syndrome

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Childhood nephrotic syndrome includes:

Discussion of underlying conditions of Childhood nephrotic syndrome:

In about 20 percent of children with the nephrotic syndrome, the kidney biopsy reveals scarring or deposits in the glomeruli. The two most common diseases that damage these tiny filtering units are focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). Very rarely, a child may be born with a condition that causes the nephrotic syndrome (congenital nephropathy).

Since prednisone is less effective in treating these diseases than it is in treating minimal change disease, the doctor may use additional therapies, including cytotoxic agents. Recent experience with a class of drugs called ACE inhibitors (a type of blood pressure drug) indicates that these drugs help prevent protein from leaking into the urine and keep the kidneys from being damaged in children with the nephrotic syndrome. (Source: excerpt from Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome: NIDDK)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Childhood nephrotic syndrome, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Childhood nephrotic syndrome. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Childhood nephrotic syndrome. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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