children-with-nephrotic-syndrome-are-safe-from-bone-loss-with-steroidsChildren afflicted with nephrotic syndrome and who have been administered with steroid drugs do not have to face the risk of bone loss, which is one of the common side effects of treatment based on steroids for adults.

Childhood nephrotic syndrome, which is believed to affect 3 out of 100,000 children, leads to weakening of ability of the body to remove water and salt from the blood and cause swelling in the belly, legs, and around the eyes.

It was remarked by Dr. Leonard that these report findings could be helpful in assuring parents and physicians about steroid-based treatment in order to offer help to children with nephrotic syndrome as steroids do not enhance their risk of osteoporosis.