ACTH-induced improvement in the nephrotic syndrome in patients with a variety of diagnoses

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Title:
ACTH-induced improvement in the nephrotic syndrome in patients with a variety of diagnoses
Authors:
Berg, Anna-Lena; Arnadottir, Margret
Citation:
Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2004, 19(5):1305-7
Issue Date:
2004
Abstract:
Introduction In the fifties and the sixties, ACTH was widely used for the treatment of childhood nephrosis probably caused by minimal change disease in most cases [1,2]. This treatment was provided in lieu of steroids since it does not suppress the adrenal glands and there were hopes of less growth stunting. There are a few reported cases of ACTH treatment in nephrotic patients who had not been biopsied but probably suffered from other diseases than minimal change disease [3,4]. These patients received huge doses of short-acting ACTH for days or weeks and some of then seemed to respond, at least partially. During the last few decades the use of ACTH has been limited due to the fact that the preparation must be given parenterally.
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dc.contributor.authorBerg, Anna-Lena-
dc.contributor.authorArnadottir, Margret-
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-28T11:18:55Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-28T11:18:55Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationNephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2004, 19(5):1305-7en
dc.identifier.issn0931-0509-
dc.identifier.pmid15102969-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ndt/gfh110-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/3192-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIntroduction In the fifties and the sixties, ACTH was widely used for the treatment of childhood nephrosis probably caused by minimal change disease in most cases [1,2]. This treatment was provided in lieu of steroids since it does not suppress the adrenal glands and there were hopes of less growth stunting. There are a few reported cases of ACTH treatment in nephrotic patients who had not been biopsied but probably suffered from other diseases than minimal change disease [3,4]. These patients received huge doses of short-acting ACTH for days or weeks and some of then seemed to respond, at least partially. During the last few decades the use of ACTH has been limited due to the fact that the preparation must be given parenterally.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ndt.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/19/5/1305en
dc.subjectCorticotropinen
dc.subjectFemaleen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectNephrotic Syndromeen
dc.subjectRecurrenceen
dc.subjectTreatment Outcomeen
dc.titleACTH-induced improvement in the nephrotic syndrome in patients with a variety of diagnosesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNephrology, dialysis, transplantationen
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