Minimal change disease Steroid responsive nephropathy

  • Facts:
    MCC nephrotic syndrome in children
    Idiopathic etiology
  • History / PE:
    Increased risk of infections and thrombotic events
  • Diagnosis:
    Lab microscopy appears normal
    Diffuse effacement of foot processes of podocytes
  • Treatment:
    Excellent prognosis
  • Associated With:
    Hematologic malignancies (eg. Hodgkin's lymphoma )

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August 2nd 2010