Abnormalities of homocysteine and B vitamins in the nephrotic syndrome.


INTRODUCTION The nephrotic syndrome is associated with heightened risk for arterial and venous thrombosis. Multiple derangements of hemostasis and acquired risk factors such as hyperlipidemia and hypertension contribute to this risk. The prevalence in the nephrotic syndrome of high circulating levels of homocysteine and of low levels of the B vitamins that… (More)