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Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome - When should I get in touch with the doctor?

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  1. If your child is in close contact with chickenpox or measles, contact the hospital unit within 24 hours as he/she may need a special injection to boost his/her resistance to these infections.
  2. If your child has protein (++ or greater) in the urine for three days.
  3. If your child is puffy, unwell or has a fever.
  4. If your child has diarrhoea and vomiting.
  5. For any small worry it is best to phone, no matter what time, as it may be important.

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In some areas the Renal or Community Nurse or Health Visitor may visit you at home. If appropriate the renal nurse or community nurse may visit your child’s nursery or school.

You will see the Renal Nurse at clinic visits and when admitted to the hospital.

Discussion with the renal social worker may be helpful. It may be possible to receive practical assistance and more importantly support in dealing with your family’s concerns.

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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. 146: When should I get in touch with the doctor? written: 10/09/2004 last reviewed: 14/11/2020