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.


NICE accredited clinical practice guidelines 

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25th Annual Report

Analyses about the care provided to patients at UK renal centres.

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2022 UKRR AKI Report

A report on the nationwide collection of AKI warning test scores. 

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