What is the role of radiography in the workup of pediatric nephrotic syndrome?

Updated: Mar 04, 2020
  • Author: Jerome C Lane, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Chest radiography is indicated in the child with respiratory symptoms. Pleural effusions are common, although pulmonary edema is rare.

Chest radiography also should be considered before steroid therapy to rule out tuberculosis (TB) infection, especially in the child with a positive or previously positive Mantoux test or prior treatment for TB.


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