Children taking steroid drugs for nephrotic syndrome are safe from bone lossAccording to a new study, children who take steroid drugs for nephrotic syndrome do not suffer bone loss, which is a common side-effect of steroid treatment methodologies in adults.

Childhood nephrotic syndrome, which is believed to affect 3 out of 100,000 children, is one of the most common chronic kidney ailments in children. Though it does not impair functions of kidney, it weakens the human body’s ability to remove salt and water from the blood to cause swelling in the legs, belly, and around the eyes.

Dr. Leonard said that the findings of this report can be used to assure parents and doctors about steroid treatments for helping children with nephrotic syndrome as steroids do not enhance their risk of osteoporosis.