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Glomerular, Vascular, and Tubulo-Interstitial Diseases

  • Farahnak Assadi

Abstract

The mother of a three-year old Asian boy with steroid-sensitive idiopathic nephrotic syndrome seeks advice regarding future therapy for her son. He has had four relapses of the nephrotic syndrome in the last year, each time responding rapidly to oral prednisone. Relapses have occurred when prednisone was tapered to <20 mg every other day. He now has reduced stature for his age and developed a behavioral disorder believed to be due to excess glucocorticoids. Another physician has advised the mother that a 10-week course of oral cyclophosphamide is essential to control her son’s disease and to prevent further relapses. The mother, however, is very fearful of the adverse side effects of cyclophosphamide.

Keywords

Lupus Nephritis Renal Biopsy Membranous Nephropathy Pediatric Nephrology Minimal Change Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farahnak Assadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Rush University Medical CenterChicago

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