Chapter

Minimal change nephropathy

Rosanna Coppo and Claudio Ponticelli

in Treatment of Primary Glomerulonephritis

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199552887
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753282 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199552887.003.0005

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Minimal change nephropathy

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Minimal change nephropathy (MCN), also called ‘minimal change disease’ in the USA, is chiefly characterized by episodes of nephrotic syndrome—presenting with massive proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, generalized edema, hyperlipidemia—and no lesions or only minimal glomerular abnormalities in the renal biopsy examined by light microscopy.

Chapter.  13733 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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