Chapter 66. Epidemiology and General Management of Childhood Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome

  1. Donald A. Molony MD2,3 and
  2. Jonathan C. Craig MD, PhD4,5
  1. Nicholas J. A. Webb DM, FRCP, FRCPCH

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch66

Evidence-Based Nephrology

Evidence-Based Nephrology

How to Cite

Webb, N. J. A. (2008) Epidemiology and General Management of Childhood Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome, in Evidence-Based Nephrology (eds D. A. Molony and J. C. Craig), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303391.ch66

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension, University of Texas, USA

  2. 3

    Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 4

    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of Nephrology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Nephrology, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, M27 4HA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405139755

Online ISBN: 9781444303391



  • epidemiology and general management of Childhood Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome;
  • Nephrotic syndrome develops in abnormality of glomerular permeability;
  • incidence of childhood idiopathic NS;
  • indications for renal biopsy in childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome;
  • ethnic variation;
  • secondary steroid resistance;
  • long-term outcome of SSNS;
  • factors at presentation predicting subsequent pattern of relapse;
  • triggers of relapses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • SSNS

  • General management of nephrotic syndrome

  • Thrombosis

  • Edema

  • Evidence-based recommendations

  • References