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What Is the Prognosis of Nephrotic Syndrome


2012-12-22 11:44

What is the prognosis of nephritic syndrome? There is no a fast answer to this question. The prognosis of nephritic syndrome depends on variables as follows

* pathological type

* Complications

* Curative effects

1. Pathological type

The pathological types of nephritic syndrome include minimal change disease, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis,mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis, focal segmental glomerulonephritis and membranous nephropathy. Generally speaking, focal segmental glomerulonephritis, mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis and serious mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis have a poor prognosis.

2. Complications

* Infection is the most common complication of nephritic syndrome. It is caused by malnutrition, immune dysfunction and the use of steroids and other medications. If the infection is not controlled effectively, infection is a major cause in trigging the relapse of nephritic syndrome and worsening its prognosis.

* Thrombosis and embolism is a significant factor in influencing the curative effect and the prognosis of the condition. Renal venous thrombosis is the most common type. It occurs due to hyperlipemia, the use of diuretic and steroids, hyperfunction of blood platelet.

Acute renal failure

Acute renal failure may occur suddenly. It may be caused by relapse of nephritic syndrome, serious hypoproteinemia and overuse of diuretic.

3. Curative effects

General treatments for Nephritic Syndrome mainly include eliminating swelling, reducing proteinuria and lowering blood lipid and the use of steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. However, these treatments only can suppress the symptoms, but can not control the condition completely or stop its relapse.

To improve curative effects and prognosis of nephritic syndrome, immunotherapy is an alternative treatment option for people. This therapy aims at correcting immune dysfunction and restoring the impaired glomeruli so as to control the condition completely.



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