Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician - adult nephrotic

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Diagnosis and Management of Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults - American Family Physician adult nephrotic


Discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment for nephrotic syndrome in adults.

The nephrotic syndrome is one of the best known presentations of adult or paediatric kidney disease. The term describes the association of (heavy) proteinuria.

Some adults with nephrotic syndrome may benefit from corticosteroid treatment, although research data are limited. Intravenous albumin.

Nephrotic syndrome (NS) consists of peripheral edema, heavy proteinuria, and hypoalbuminemia, often with hyperlipidemia. Patients typically.

The most common primary cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults is a disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The most common secondary .