New genes linked to childhood nephrotic syndrome identified

Most patients develop a corticosteroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome that responds to steroids and immunosuppressants and goes into remission, but at least 20% of the cases are resistant strains that occur repeatedly in adulthood.   Nephrotic syndrome in childhood is one of the most common chronic kidney diseases in children. A Japanese research team led by Professor Kazumoto Iijima, associate professor Kandai Nozu and Tomoko Horinouchi, identified a group of genes that are closely linked to the development of the infantile nephrotic syndrome.   Also known as nephrosis, the infantile nephrotic syndrome…

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