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Unformatted text preview: ity is limited and most children, because of fatigue, voluntarily restrict their
activities during the active phase of the disease. Catheterization may cause a risk of infection. Fluids should never be forced.
Visitors should be limited to allow for adequate rest.
130. Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome is defined as massive proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipemia, and edema.
Other manifestations include weight gain, periorbital and facial edema that is most prominent in the morning, leg, ankle, labial or
scrotal edema, decreased urine output and urine that is dark and frothy, abdominal swelling, and blood pressure that is normal or
131. Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder characterized by massive proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia
(hypoproteinemia), and edema. In most cases, medication and diet will control the fluid retention. The nurse must give the
mother information that addresses the subject that is the parent¶s concern. Most children experience remission with treatment.
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