How is the response to steroids determined in the treatment of minimal-change disease (MCD)?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Abeera Mansur, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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MCD usually responds to steroids. The response is defined in terms of proteinuria, as follows:

  • Complete remission - Complete resolution of proteinuria for at least 3-5 consecutive days
  • Partial remission - Reduction in the degree of proteinuria without complete clearing
  • Relapse - Reoccurrence of proteinuria for at least 3-5 consecutive days

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