What are the possible complications of pediatric nephrotic syndrome?

Updated: Mar 04, 2020
  • Author: Jerome C Lane, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Complications of INS include the following:

  • Edema.

  • Hyperlipidemia.

  • Thrombosis (renal vein thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism are the most frequently encountered thromboembolic complications in children; other venous sites of thrombosis include the superior sagittal sinus, other cerebral venous sites, and the inferior vena cava).

  • Acute kidney failure.

  • Adverse effects of medications (steroids, diuretics, albumin, steroid-sparing agents).


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