A Study of Complications Faced in the Treatment of Nephrotic SyndromeJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.5, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2016-10-05
Authors : Dr Ananth Pai;
Page : 1164-1165
Keywords : Complications; Nephrotic syndrome; Steroid; Growth retardation; hyperglycemia;
Most paediatricians will encounter a child with nephrotic syndrome in their clinic. The disease is characterised by the presence of oedema, persistent heavy proteinuria, hypoproteinaemia and hypercholesterolemia. More than eighty percent of the cases seen children will be under 7 years whereas forty to fifty percent in the age group of seven to fifteen. Males are affected twise higher compared to females. Steroid therapy is the most common mode of therapy. So it has a lot of complications. In the present study the growth retardation was seen in twenty three cases, excessive body weight was seen in thirty seven cases, osteoporosis was reported in one case, psychiatric cases in which the behaviour change was seen in one case. Ophthalmic problems included cataract in one case and glaucoma in two cases and hyperglycemia was seen in sixteen cases. The association of growth retardation, excessive bodyweight and hyperglycemia was significant. (pless than0.05). So this study is to understand the complications faced by the paediatricians while treating the same.
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