Is there a need for long term steroid use in nephrotic syndrome? What causes a flare up? Are there any specialists or recommendations for treatment?

There are many causes of nephrotic syndrome.  In most cases, a kidney biopsy is needed to make a specific diagnosis and this leads to specific treatment of the nephrotic syndrome.  You can read about nephrotic syndrome on our web site at:

You should consult with a nephrologist about the treatment of nephrotic syndrome.  Flares of the nephrotic syndrome are related to the underlying cause and this must be evaluated by the results of a kidney biopsy.  Each disease that causes the nephrotic syndrome has a generally recognized treatment, expected prognosis and clinical course.  Hence, it is best to consult with your nephrologist about the treatment of nephrotic syndrome.


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