Steroid-resistant idiopathic childhood nephrosis: overdiagnosed and undertreated.

  title={Steroid-resistant idiopathic childhood nephrosis: overdiagnosed and undertreated.},
  author={Jochen H. H. Ehrich and Christoph Geerlings and Miroslav Živi{\vc}njak and Doris Franke and Heinz Geerlings and Jutta Gellermann},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  volume={22 8},
BACKGROUND The rate of complete remission after induction therapy for steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) due to either focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) or minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) has been reported to be <50%. The present retrospective study investigated 86 children with SRNS due to FSGS and MCNS and found improved rates of complete remission in children with idiopathic FSGS and MCNS after combination therapies using ciclosporin A (CSA) and prednisolone (PRED… CONTINUE READING
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