Nephrotic Syndrome | Diabetes

Etiology

  • Nephropathy secondary to chronic, poorly controled DM w/resultant glomerular disease
  • Most common cause of nephropathy
  • Assoc w/progression to ESRD

Risk Factors

  • HTN
  • Long standing, poorly controlled DM

Symptoms

  • Asssoc w/long standing DM including peripheral neurop, retinopathy, pad, cad

Physical Exam Findings

  • Htn
  • Proliferative retinop
  • Peripheral neurop
  • Diminished pulses
  • Lower extremity edema

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