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kidney disease, minimal change disease (MCD), nephrotic syndrome, podocytes, renal biopsy



  1. Mitchell-Brown, Fay M. PhD, RN, CCRN
  2. Veisze, Tiernan BSN, RN


Abstract: Although minimal change disease (MCD) is a major cause of nephrotic syndrome in children, it is less common in adults. It develops from damage to the glomeruli with a loss of large amounts of protein in the urine. Early recognition and treatment is key to a positive patient outcome. This article describes the diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of an adult with MCD.