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Question: Nephrotic syndrome?


AshleyF - 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

Dear Ashley,

Nephrotic syndrome diagnosis based on the presence of:
1. Albumin in the urine in large quantities defined usually as 3 - 3. 5 gm/day.
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. D.

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