dr Swati Bhardwaj
Pediatric Nephrologist
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Nephrotic syndrome is diagnosed in a child with

  • Edema: usually starts as periorbital puffiness with variable degree of generalized body swelling.
  • Heavy proteinuria: defined as urine dipstick protein 3+/4+ or spot urine protein creatinine ratio Up/Ucr > 2 mg/mg
  • Hypoalbuminemia: serum albumin <2.5 gm/L
  • Hypercholesterolemia: serum cholesterol >200 mg/dl

Posted On: 08/10/2018

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