Key Points about Nephrotic Syndrome in Children
- Nephrotic syndrome is a problem where too much protein called albumin is released from the body into the urine. It means that one or both kidneys are damaged.
- The most common type is called minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS). With MCNS, a child has times when symptoms get worse (relapses). But the condition can be managed over time.
- During the first episode of nephrotic syndrome, your child may need to stay in the hospital.
- Medicines may be used to treat initial symptoms and relapses.
- The diet for a child with nephrotic syndrome may include limiting salt and fluids.
- In rare cases, a child may develop kidney failure and need dialysis. Dialysis is a procedure that filters waste and extra fluid from the blood.
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