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Why Are Children with Nephrotic Syndrome More Prone to Infections

Why Are Children with Nephrotic Syndrome More Prone to InfectionsInfections are the most common complications of children with Nephrotic Syndrome. And it is also the main cause of death for them. Frequent infections can make Nephrotic Syndrome relapse now and then and it can also worsen your kidney disease and affect the therapeutic effect of steroids. Why are children with Nephrotic Syndrome more prone to infections? After reading this article, you will find the answer.

-Low immunity

Compared with adult, children’s immunity is low. For children with Nephrotic Syndrome, they usually have massive protein leakage, leading to hypoproteinemia. Albumin is an important component of antibody. When there is not enough albumin in the blood, body can not secrete enough antibodies to fight against bacteria and virus. Besides, with protein leakage, a lot of trace elements go out of body as well. And then infections occur frequently.

-Malnutrition

Nephrotic Syndrome patients are often required to follow a restricted diet, such as a low protein diet. But for children, they are in the stage of growth and development, so it is unnecessary for them to restrict protein intake. Improper diet restriction can cause malnutrition for children and then it is likely for them to have infections.

-The use of steroids and immunosuppressants

Steroids and immunosuppressants are the most common used medications for Nephrotic Syndrome patients. They can help you reduce proteinuria. But they can also suppress your immune system so as to expose you to various diseases, including infections.

Why are children with Nephrotic Syndrome more prone to infections? I think you have found the answer. If you want your children to lead a normal life without being troubled by Nephrotic Syndrome and infections, you should do something to improve their immunity, balance their nutrition intake, and reduce the side effects of steroids. In our hospital, we often use Immunotherapy to treat Nephrotic Syndrome, which is helpful for kidney recovery. Maybe the patients can have a try. For more information about this therapy, please feel free to contact online doctor or leave a message below.

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