Research Article

Nephrotic syndrome with slight proliferative changes in the glomeruli: response to prednisone.

Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.281.6236.347 (Published 02 August 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:347
  1. H Rashid,
  2. S Ezedum,
  3. A R Morley,
  4. D N Kerr

    Abstract

    Seven patients with slight but definite proliferative changes in the glomeruli achieved complete remission of the nephrotic syndrome when treated with prednisone. The patterns of response and, in three cases, repeated relapse and response suggested that this was more than a coincidental spontaneous cure. A controlled trial of corticosteroids in patients with slight proliferative glomerulonephritis and severe nephrotic syndrome should be carried out to verify these results.