dr Swati Bhardwaj
Pediatric Nephrologist
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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  • Onset below one year of age,
  • Family history of nephrotic syndrome.
  • Nephrotic syndrome with hypertension
  • Gross or persistent microscopic hematuria
  • Impaired renal function or systemic features like rash, arthritis.
  • Complications: severe edema, thrombosis, steroid toxicity, severe infection
  • Resistant to 4 weeks of daily steroid therapy
  • Frequently relapsing* or steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome**

* Frequent Relapses: Two or more relapses in six months of initial response, or more than three relapses in any twelve months.

** Steroid Dependence : Two consecutive relapses when on alternate day steroids or within 14 days of its discontinuation

Posted On: 13/10/2018

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