Efficacy of zinc supplements in reducing relapses in steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome

  title={Efficacy of zinc supplements in reducing relapses in steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome},
  author={Sasi Arun and S. O. Bhatnagar and Shina Menon and Savita Saini and Pankaj Hari and Arvind Bagga},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Relapses in steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS) often follow infections of the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract. Based on data that zinc supplements reduce the risk of infections, we examined the efficacy of such supplements in reducing relapse rates in these patients. Eighty-one patients with SSNS (1–16 years old) were stratified into frequent (n = 52) and infrequent (n = 29) relapsers and randomized to receive 12-months of therapy with the recommended dietary allowance of zinc… CONTINUE READING

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