Table 1 Steroid regimens for the first presentation and infrequent relapse of nephrotic syndrome

From: Practice variations in the management of childhood nephrotic syndrome in the Netherlands

  First presentation Infrequent relapse
Duration of daily steroids 6 weeks 42 (91%) 3 (7%)
4 weeks 2 (4%) 1 (2%)
Based on absence of proteinuria 2 (4%) 40 (91%)
Duration of alternate day steroids 6 weeks 42 (93%) 24 (56%)
4 weeks 3 (7%) 18 (42%)
Other 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
Maximum dose of daily steroids 100 mg 1 (2%)
80 mg 33 (80%)
60 mg 7 (17%)
Maximum dose of alternate day steroids 100 mg 1 (2%)
80 mg 18 (44%)
60 mg 15 (37%)
55 mg 1 (2%)
50 mg 2 (5%)
40 mg 4 (10%)