Nephrotic-range proteinuria is the presence of 3 g or more per day of protein in the urine or the presence of 2 g of protein per gram of urine creatinine on a single spot urine collection. Nephrotic syndrome is the combination of nephrotic-range proteinuria with a low serum albumin level and edema. Nephrotic syndrome has many causes, including primary kidney diseases and systemic diseases that affect other organs in addition to the kidneys. Although treatments for nephrotic syndrome and its complications have reduced the morbidity and mortality once associated with the syndrome, the prognosis depends on the cause.
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