Congenital nephrotic syndrome - Treatment
Nephrotic syndrome - congenital
Early and aggressive treatment is needed to control the disorder.
Treatment may involve:
Fluids may be restricted to help control swelling.
Removal of the kidneys, dialysis, and kidney transplant may be recommended.
The disorder commonly results in infection, malnutrition, and kidney failure. It can often lead to death by 5 years of age, and many children die within the first year. Congenital nephrotic syndrome may be successfully controlled in some cases with early and aggressive treatment, including early kidney transplantation.
Calling your health care provider:
Call your health care provider if your child has symptoms of congenital nephrotic syndrome.
- Reviewed last on: 8/19/2009
- Parul Patel, MD, Private Practice specializing in Nephrology and Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center, Department of Transplantation, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Nephrotic syndrome. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap. 527.
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