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Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - As a precaution...

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Children who are receiving steroid treatment should carry a steroid warning card with them at all times. Such steroid warning cards are available from the hospital pharmacy.

Children who have recently been on steroids may require increased doses if involved in an accident or requiring an operation. This is the reason for carrying the steroid warning card. You may wish to consider purchasing a Medic Alert pendant or bracelet (this provides emergency identification for medical problems).

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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. 133: As a precaution... written: 10/09/2004 last reviewed: 14/11/2020