Nephrotic syndrome in the Africans and Indians of South Africa. A ten-year study.

@article{Seedat1978NephroticSI,
  title={Nephrotic syndrome in the Africans and Indians of South Africa. A ten-year study.},
  author={Yackoob Kassim Seedat},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1978},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={
          506-12
        }
}
The frequency of nephrotic syndrome was 0.2% of all medical admission records. A prospective study of 180 nephrotic patients was begun in 1966 and ended in 1976 and the clinical, biochemical and renal histological changes were studied. Unlike other studies of nephrotic syndrome in West and East Africa, in which malaria is believed to play an important aetiological part, this study in Durban was done in a malaria-free area. Most of the patients were between the ages of 12 and 30 years. The… CONTINUE READING
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