Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of minimal-change disease (MCD)?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Abeera Mansur, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Rates of MCD vary as follows:

  • Asians may be at increased risk for MCD

  • In children, MCD is found twice as frequently in boys than in girls; in adults, however, the frequency is the same between the sexes

  • The incidence of MCD peaks in children aged 2 years, with approximately 80% being younger than 6 years at the time of diagnosis

  • In adults, the mean age of onset is 40 years


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