The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 67–71 | Cite as

Increased frequency of steroid non-responsive nephrotic syndrome in Iranian children

  • M. S. Saberi
  • M. Rasoulpour
  • S. Masood
  • G. Hashemi
Original Articles


During an eight year period, 66 Iranian children with nephrotic syndrome without renal failure were studied for their response to prednisone therapy. Twentysix (39·3%) of these were early steroid non-responsive. Of 40 responders, 70 per cent responded within the first 2 wk, 22·5 per cent within the second 2 wk, and 3 children during the next 4 wk of therapy. Two patients (3·03%) were steroid late non-responders.

Key words

Nephrotic syndrome prednisone therapy steroid response 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Saberi
    • 1
  • M. Rasoulpour
    • 1
  • S. Masood
    • 2
  • G. Hashemi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Shiraz, School of Medicine ShirazIran
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Shiraz, School of Medicine ShirazIran

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