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Question: Nephrotic syndrome?
- Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:54 pm
On a protein electrophoresis, I have a decreased Albumin, increased Alpha-2, and a decreased Beta...could this be Nephrotic syndrome?
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar
- Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:27 pm
Nephrotic syndrome diagnosis based on the presence of:
1. Albumin in the urine in large quantities defined usually as 3 - 3.
2. Low Albumin in blood.
3. Edema (swelling) of lower extremities.
4. Increased lipids in the blood.
To have Nephrotic syndrome, one must fulfill these 4 characterisitcs.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.
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