H. RICHARD NESSON, M.D.; L. EDWIN SPROUL JR., M.D.; ARNOLD S. RELMAN, M.D.; WILLIAM B. SCHWARTZ, M.D.
Steroids have been used extensively during the past decade in the treatment of adults with the idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS). However, evaluation of the reported results is difficult; definitions of "cure" have differed, and most studies have not provided comparable clinical and laboratory data.
The purpose of this study is to report the results of treatment with adrenal steroids in 42 adults with INS and to consider these data in the light of what little is known about the natural history of this syndrome. The difficulties of assessing the role of steroids in the management of adult INS are pointed
NESSON HR, SPROUL LE, RELMAN AS, SCHWARTZ WB. Adrenal Steroids in the Treatment of Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome in Adults. Ann Intern Med. ;58:268–277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-268
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):268-277.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome.
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