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Symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome

In this article, we will discuss about the Symptoms of Nephrotic Syndrome. So, let’s get started.

Symptoms

Proteinuria greater than 3.5g/24 hr/1.732 m2 in adults and 40mg/h/m2 in children.

Hypoalbuminemia blood albumin less than 2.5 g/dL

Weight gain

Ascites

Edema in upper and lower extremities and Anasarca

Muehrcke’s nails

Lipiduria

Foamy urine

Hypercholesterolemia

Fatigue

Anorexia

Body becomes susceptible to infections/reduced immunity

Thrombophilia or hypercoagulability

Muscle wasting

Malnutrition/Malnourishment

Weakening of bones

Abnormally low or high blood pressure generally patients are normotensive but in rare cases blood pressure fluctuations is observed

Anemia (microcytic hypochromic type)

Dyspnea due to pleural effusion

Below images showing diagnostic criteria for nephrotic syndrome

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