What Increases Your Risk
Reference Diabetes Opens New Window is the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults.
You also have an increased risk of developing nephrotic syndrome if you have a disease that results in an Reference impaired immune system Opens New Window, such as Reference HIV Opens New Window or Reference lupus Opens New Window.
Nephrotic syndrome is a relatively rare disease that can occur at any age.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology