Table 1.

Clinical parameters for patients with MCNS

RelapseaRemissionaAdult Patients with MCNS with Relapsesb
aPediatric patients.
bThe diagnosis of minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) was established by renal biopsy.
cMean values are indicated.
dRanges are indicated in parentheses.
eAt the time of blood sampling.
fPrednisone doses were 7, 10, and 15 mg/alternate day.
gThe mean prednisone dose was 6 mg/m2 on alternate days.
No. of patients19144
Age (yr)8.2c (5 to 15)d9 (2 to 14)29 (21 to 45)
Male/female9/76/84/0
Proteinuria (g/d)10 (3 to 30)0.3 (0 to 0.6)12 (8 to 12)
Proteinemia (g/L) (normal, 65 to 78 g/L)43 (39 to 53)68 (64 to 77)50 (47 to 54)
Serum C-reactive protein concentration (mg/L)20 (15 to 30)< 15< 15
Serum creatinine concentration (μM)60 (50 to 80)45 (30 to 50)110 (80 to 130)
Steroid therapye16, none; 3, steroidsfPrednisonegNone