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How Is Minimal Change Disease Diagnosed

Time:  2014-01-08 10:41

How Is Minimal Change Disease DiagnosedMinimal Change Disease often occurs among children and leads to Nephrotic Syndrome if left alone. How is Minimal Change Disease diagnosed?

Minimal Change Disease may be diagnosed from the symptoms.

There are some obvious symptoms for people with Minimal Change Disease.

-Swelling, particularly around your eyes and in your ankles and feet.

-Foamy urine due to a large amount of protein leaking into the urine

-Hematuria which is caused by blood releasing into the urine.

-High blood pressure caused by kidney function impairment

-Some other symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, skin itch, nausea and vomiting, etc.

Minimal Change Disease may be diagnosed by some tests.

-Urine tests

Abnormalities in your urine can be revealed by analyzing your urine, such as large amounts of protein and blood cells. 24 hours urine protein test is often used to measure the protein in your urine. Under normal circumstances, there is no more than 80mg protein in the urine per day.

-Blood tests

Blood tests are often used to detect serum creatinine and blood urea. Creatinine level usually ranges from 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per decilitre for male adult and 0.6 to 1.1 milligrams per decilitre for female adult, the normal BUN is between 10 and 20 milligrams per decilitre for adults.

Some other indicators may be tested, such as the blood protein, blood cholesterol and blood triglycerides, etc.

From the above tests, your overall kidney function can be assessed.

-Renal biopsy

If the kidney disease can not be diagnosed by these tests, renal biopsy may be performed by your doctor.

Apart from the above, image tests, ultrasound may be also carried out in the diagnosis of Minimal Change Disease.

Early diagnosis of Minimal Change Disease provides you enough time to have treatment. If you still have other questions, please contact our online doctors.

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