NEPHROTIC SYNDROME It’s a common disease manifestation of
Dr. Atul Chowdhury
NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

It’s a common disease manifestation of childhood,also seen in adulthood and elderly. Presented with generalised body swelling.Most common lab.finding is 24hrs urine protein excretion which is > 3.5gms

Clinical triads of Hypertension Edema proteunuria of nephrotic range with hypoalbuminemia and hyperlipidemia.

Patients with( nephrotic syndrome) may have

1• Iron-resistant microcytic hypochromic anemia due to transferrin loss.

2• Hypocalcemia as a consequence of vitamin D deficiency due to enhanced
urinary excretion of cholecalciferol-binding protein.

3• An increased susceptibility to infection from urinary loss and increased
catabolism of immunoglobulin.

4. Loss of complement factor is another cause of susceptibility to infections.

Dr Atul Chowdhury
General Medicine
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