Nephrotic Syndrome – Patient Information

Broadly speaking there are two forms of Nephrotic Syndrome. The first is more typical in children and is characterised by a dramatic beneficial response to cortico-steroid therapy. This is therefore called Steroid Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome (SSNS).

By contrast, patients who do not respond to steroids have a different pattern of disease and this is called Steroid Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome (SRNS).

Patients will be told within a few weeks of diagnosis which kind of Nephrotic Syndrome they have. For more information about each type of nephrotic syndrome please click the links above.

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Nephrotic Syndrome Patient Information Version 3 Updated April 2016
Written by the Nephrotic Syndrome Rare Disease Group