Vol. 5, Issue 8 (2016)
Pediatric steroid dependence nephrotic syndrome: A case series
Anjali George, Ansu Anna Dan, Josna James, Unnimaya Premkumar, Apollo James and Sivakumar T
Pediatric nephrotic syndrome is defined by the presence of nephrotic range proteinuria, hyperlipidemia, and hypoalbuminemia. It is the commonest glomerular disease and 15 times more common in children than adults. The incidence is popular in Asian population than Europeans with 9-16 per 1,00,000. Here we reported 3 cases of steroid dependence nephrotic syndrome under 10 years of age. All the three cases having the classical features of nephrotic syndrome like facial puffiness, pedal edema and proteinuria. Corticosteroid is the drug of choice for nephrotic syndrome. So it is necessary to counsel the patient caregivers about need of proper follow up, weight checkup, growth measurement etc.
How to cite this article:
Anjali George, Ansu Anna Dan, Josna James, Unnimaya Premkumar, Apollo James, Sivakumar T. Pediatric steroid dependence nephrotic syndrome: A case series. Pharma Innovation 2016;5(8):104-105.