USF-LVHN SELECT

Title

Diagnosis and management of nephrotic syndrome in an adult patient: A case report

Publication/Presentation Date

2016

Abstract

Introduction: Nephrotic syndrome is a disorder characterized by proteinuria >3.5 g/24 hr, hypoalbuminemia <3 g/dL, and peripheral edema. The underlying etiology of the condition is influenced in large part by the age of the patient. In children under the age of 16, a large majority of cases are secondary to minimal change disease, whereas in adults the causes are more varied to include focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and membranous nephropathy.
Case Report: A 68-year-old male with nephrotic range proteinuria who required workup with laboratory studies, immunological screening, and both light microscopy as well as electron microscopy to arrive at a diagnosis of minimal change disease.
Conclusion: Also included is a review of previously published studies regarding minimal change disease and its association with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the adult population, along with a discussion of current treatment approaches and a comparison of their efficacies.

Volume

7

Issue

8

First Page

529

Last Page

532

Disciplines

Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences

Department(s)

USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students

Document Type

Article

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