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MINIMAL CHANGE DISEASE (MCD)

Nephrology

MINIMAL CHANGE DISEASE (MCD)

1. Nephrotic-range proteinuria (nephrotic syndrome, renal presentation)
2. More common in children
3. Causes: NSAIDs, lymphoma, atopy
4. Complications: risk of infections and DVT
5. Histopath: loss of foot processes, oval fat bodies
6. Management: steroids
7. Generally very good prognosis


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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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