Inquire about atopy or food sensitivity.
Inquire about drug exposure (especially NSAID agents).
Inquire about any recent infections.
Try to establish recent nonedematous weight.
PPD, interferon-gamma-release (IGRA), and/or chest radiograph at initial presentation prior to starting corticosteroids if risk factors for tuberculosis are present
Influenza vaccination yearly
Full pneumococcal vaccination with PCV13 when needed and 23-valent pneumococcal vaccine
When to expect improvement: Remission usually o...
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581.9 Nephrotic syndrome with unspecified pathological lesion in kidney
581.3 Nephrotic syndrome with lesion of minimal change glomerulonephritis
582.1 Chronic glomerulonephritis with lesion o...
Q: Will the MCNS recur?
A: The clinical course tends to be one of multiple remissions and relapses. Relapses usually improve around the time of puberty.
Q: Can the NS return in adult life?
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