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GLOMERULAR DISEASE-NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

Nephrology

GLOMERULAR DISEASE-NEPHROTIC SYNDROME

1. A non-inflammatory process.

2. Presents with > 3.5 g/day proteinuria and edema +/- urine oval fat bodies, often without RBC & casts in the urine sediment.

3. Renal function may be preserved.

4. Hyper­cholesterolemia, hypertension, and hypoalbuminemia are classic features.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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