If you are diagnosed with minimal change disease (MCD), your doctor may also tell you have Nephropathy Syndrome. This is because quite a number of Nephrotic Syndrome cases are due to MCD. Well, what causes minimal change disease?
Firstly, get an overview of MCD.
As its name indicates, minimal change disease is one condition in which kidneys look almost normal under the microscope. That’s to say, these patients still high level of kidney function. However, most of them have some obvious symptoms such as proteinuria, edema and hematuria. Since the cause determines the treatment plan to large extent, making clear the causes of minimal change disease is quite necessary.
Secondly, learn about the causes of MCD.
According to different causes, MCD is divided into two types: primary MCD and secondly MCD. So far, the causes of primary MCD is still unknown, while secondary MCD is associated closely with drugs, infections, tumor and allergic reactions.
The usage of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NASIDS), antibiotics, interferon, and some other medications may be causes for the onset of minimal change disease. HIV, Guillain-Barre syndrome, syphilis, etc can contribute to MCD by virus infection. Also, tumor, allergic reactions to foods, pollen, dust and some other factors may be other causes of this kidney disease.
If you haven’t determined which causes your minimal change disease, you can email your medical case to firstname.lastname@example.org, and then doctors here will help you find the answer.
Finally, accept proper treatment.
Even though minimal change disease usually won’t damage kidney function severely, it does cause kidney damage and some problems if left alone. Besides, this disease relapse easily. Therefore, taking treatment timely with doctor’s guidance is necessary. Anything unclear, feel free to consult online doctor.