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.