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  • n  a syndrome characterized by edema and large amounts of protein in the urine and usually increased blood cholesterol; usually associated with glomerulonephritis or with a complication of various systemic diseases
  • n  a disease affecting the kidneys

  • In treating children for the complex kidney ailment of nephrosis, doctors have two common problems in uncommonly severe form: 1) how to decide when a child has the disorder, 2 .
  • Blood transfusions have saved countless lives, but a patient who might have recovered without transfusions may die of hemoglobinuric nephrosis and anuria i.
  • Among the common forms of kidney disease that are not caused by inflammation is one that used to be called nephrosis, but is now labeled the nephrotic syndrome.

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