Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Kidney Disease Nephrotic Syndrome Underlying Cause

Nephrotic syndrome is caused by illnesses that cause damage to the kidney. The kidneys release proteins from the bloodstream, into the urine, resulting in low protein levels in the bloodstream and high protein levels in the urine.

Causes of nephrotic syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Kidney Disease Nephrotic Syndrome References
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