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Nursing Care for FSGS in Children

2013-04-05 14:33

Nursing care plays an important role in management of FSGS in children. It is important for the parents to keep in mind the following nursing care tips.

FSGS in children

FSGS is major cause of Nephrotic Syndrome.If nephrotic syndrome occurs,it can give rise to edema,swelling, hyperlipidemia and hypoalbuminemia.Proteinuria is a major factor in worsening renal function.

Nursing care tips for FSGS in children


Diet plays such an important role in treating FSGS in children. A general diet for the patients should be low in proteins, sodium, phosphorus and potassium.If the children have swelling,they should also keep fluid restriction.


If the children’s condition is stable,they should keep moderate exercise. However, if they have serious swelling, you had better keep you children stay in bed. Swelling can stretch their skin so the skin is prone to skin injury.

Avoid colds and other infections

Colds and infection are major risk factors for relapse of FSGS in children. As they are usually on long-term use of steroids, their immunity is very weak,which make them get colds and infection easily.Urinary tract infection commonly occurs, especially among girls with FSGS.Parents should watch out for these conditions.

Manage side effects of steroid therapy

Steroid therapy is the most common treatment for FSGS in children.It can bring the disease a remission,but can give rise to many side effects. Depression and mood swing, moon face, weight gain etc are commonly seen.These conditions not only can affect them physiologically, but also can influence them psychologically. It is an important task to help your child keep a good emotion.

The above are some general nursing care tips for FSGS in children. As the condition varies from individual to individual, the caring plan should also be different. You can provide the detailed information on your child’s condition so we can give your more personalized suggestions.

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