Genetic testing in nephrotic syndrome—challenges and opportunities

@article{Gbadegesin2013GeneticTI,
  title={Genetic testing in nephrotic syndrome—challenges and opportunities},
  author={Rasheed A. Gbadegesin and Michelle P. Winn and William E. Smoyer},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
  year={2013},
  volume={9},
  pages={179-184}
}
Monogenic nephrotic syndrome (nephrotic syndrome caused by a single gene defect) is responsible for only a small percentage of cases of nephrotic syndrome, but information from studies of the unique cohort of patients with this form of the disease has dramatically improved our understanding of the disease pathogenesis. The use of genetic testing in the management of children and adults with nephrotic syndrome poses unique challenges for clinicians in terms of who to test and how to use the… CONTINUE READING
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