Predictive Parameters of Steroid Dependency in Minimal Change Disease

Steroid Dependency in Minimal Change Disease

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children, minimal change disease, nephrotic syndrome, steroid dependency


The most common type of nephrotic syndrome in children is minimal change disease (MCD), which is usually responsive to steroid therapy. Steroid dependency is one of the handicaps in the management of these children. Thus, the early prediction of the disease course may improve treatment strategy. Demographic characteristics and laboratory parameters of 35 patients at the time of MCD diagnosis were retrospectively obtained from the hospital records. There were 23 (65%) patients with steroid sensitive (SSNS) and 12 (35%) with steroid dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). There was a significant difference between the patients with SSNS and SDNS in terms of age at diagnosis, remission time, and mean values of platelet volume, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, uric acid, urine protein-to-creatinine ratio, total cholesterol and creatinine (p = 0.003, p < 0.001, p = 0.013, p = 0.006, p = 0.036, p = 0.02, p = 0.003, and p = 0.034, respectively). The prediction of early markers of steroid dependency can reduce the side effects of steroids and facilitate the use of appropriate drugs.

Demographic and laboratory parameters of the patient with MCD and control groups




How to Cite

Akyol Önder, E. N., & Ertan, P. (2022). Predictive Parameters of Steroid Dependency in Minimal Change Disease: Steroid Dependency in Minimal Change Disease. The Journal of Pediatric Academy, 3(3), 110–113.