Influence of low birth weight on minimal change nephrotic syndrome in children, including a meta-analysis.


BACKGROUND Low birth weight (LBW) has been shown to lead to a low nephron endowment with subsequent glomerular hyperfiltration. Additional renal disease can therefore be expected to have a more severe course. Minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) is a common chronic illness in childhood. As it is important to be able to predict prognosis in MCNS, we set… (More)


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