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Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - What is the cause of Nephrotic Syndrome?

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The cause is still unknown but research is beginning to provide more information about the actual changes in the kidney.

Nephrotic syndrome affects boys more than girls. The usual age at which the problem begins is 2 to 5 years.

It is a rare condition which affects approximately 1 in 50,000 children per year. The condition tends to be more common in families with a history of allergies.

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Content compiled by members of the Children’s Renal & Urology Unit, QMC Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals.

The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.

NKF Controlled Document No. 131: What is the cause of Nephrotic Syndrome? written: 10/09/2004 last reviewed: 14/11/2020