Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ess | 2009-08-28

Q.

Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome

Hi Doc
Could Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome be caused by the mother drinking alcohol and smoking whilst pregnant?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Nephrotic Syndrome whic is a condtion where the kidneys leak a large amount of protein from the body has many causes. Strangely enough neither the mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy or smoking are among these causes.Common causes in SA are Hepatitis B and HIV.

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