Conventional treatment of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and membranous nephropathy in adults.

@article{Ponticelli1991ConventionalTO,
  title={Conventional treatment of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and membranous nephropathy in adults.},
  author={Claudio Ponticelli and Patrizia Passerini},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={1991},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
  pages={S16-21}
}
This article is a review of the results of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive treatment in adults with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Adults with minimal-change nephropathy usually require a prolonged administration of corticosteroids to achieve remission which, in itself, carries the risk of severe and even life-threatening complications. Therefore, intravenous high-dose steroid pulses, alternate-day prednisone, short courses with cytotoxic agents and long-term administration of azathioprine… CONTINUE READING