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Definition

A form of nephrotic syndrome, a renal disease clinically characterized by severe proteinuria, resulting in complications such as hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia and edema. Kidney biopsies show non-specific histologic changes such as focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and diffuse mesangial proliferation. NPHS15 is an autosomal recessive form with onset in the first months of life. Disease severity is variable. Some patients show rapid progression to end-stage renal failure.

Acronym

NPHS15