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Suffering from nephrotic syndrome. Taking defcort, omnacort. Urine test shows reduced albumin. Biopsy required?

I m 31 years old female, suffering from nephrotic syndrome for the past 3 months. I took defcort for nearly 2 months and now I m going on with omnacort. When compared to previous tests my albumin level reduced from +++ to long should I take treatement? Will it cure completely? Is it necessary to take biopsy?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Dear Fathima, welcome to HCM.

Since steroids are helping to some extent in reducing the proteinuria, you should continue them.
Renal biopsy is must to diagnose the type of lesion causing nephrotic syndrome.
there are varieties and may guide further therapy.

Nephrotic can be treated well and get much better. Duration will depend on many factors including biopsy type.

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