Steroid sparing effect of a herbal preparation in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome
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Investigations on plants are revealing the potential therapeutic benefits of medicinal herbs in treating immunological disorders. Nephrotic syndrome has emerged as an immunological disorder. Steroid dependence poses a therapeutic challenge in the management of nephrotic syndrome. Our pilot study compares the efficacy of an ayurvedic polyherbal preparation ‘Shathavaryadi Yoga (NS001)' with oral cyclophosphamide in maintaining remission in steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome.
KeywordsCyclophosphamide Cyclosporine Herbal medicines
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