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Child with nephrotic syndrome taking deltacortil. High albumin levels in the urine. Medicine increased. Advice?

My son has nephrotic Syndrome and his treatment is going from five months, but yesterday i checked his urine which had one + in albumin and he was 17 KG, the dose is decreased from 4 tablets (Deltacortril) to one a day from two weeks, as doctor saw his result of albumin with one + and still advice to keep one tablet in a day for 10 more days, and after 10 days it will reduce one in every other day for one month. So kindly advice me what to do, cuz of one + albumin
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query.
You have not mentioned your son's age.
Nephrotic syndrome in childhood often relapses. A relapse is characterized by increase in urine albumin to 3+ or more and requires increase in the dose of medications.
Urine albumin of 1+ usually does not indicate a relapse and the pt. can be kept on the same dose of medications. However the urine test has to be repeated frequently to monitor if albumin is increasing.
Hope this answers your query.
Good luck.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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