Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
Diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome
Gang Xu, Peter Topham
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 2, p.14 (123Doc Education, London, March 2011)
A 30-year old man presented with ankle swelling and progressive weight gain. He was subsequently found to have heavy proteinuria for which a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome was made. This case discussion describes the process of diagnosing nephrotic syndrome, the management of the consequences of the nephrotic syndrome and the process for identifying the underlying cause.
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EastMidlands school of medicine
Honorary Consultant Nephrologist
John Walls Renal Unit
Leicester General Hospital
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The Foundation Years Clinical Cases Database is a selection of 600 peer-reviewed clinical cases in the field of patient safety and clinical practice, specifically focused on the clinical information needs of junior doctors, based around the Foundation Year Curriculum programme (MMC). The cases have been chosen to align with the Foundation Year Curriculum.
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