grandson, 15yrs. old has protien in urin, and scaring of kidneys. has been on madication to reduce protien, however now needs to have subcutanious injections twice a day. to the best of our knowledge there is no history of the above on both sides of his family. how serious a condition is this, and what are the causal variables for this condition?
grandson will be seeing the doctor come this tuesday. at this juncture the best that we understand is that his condition could be caused by a gene mutation, i.e. either a missing protien or an extra protien. hopefully will know more after he appointment with the doctor. as for the injections, don't know the name only that he will have to self draw and inject subcutaniously in the leg twince a day. will keep you up to date as to name of medication and effect.
at this juncture diabetes to the best of my knowledge has been ruled out vis. blood tests. come Tuesday he and parents will see the doctor, and hopefully will have more information regarding this. will keep you posted as to results.
thanks for your concern, and in taking the time to post.
the drug that my grandson is on is called acthar, injected twicd a week subcutaneously, and is for the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome. have not had the time to investigate the above however will do so today which hopefully will provide some understanding of this condition.
the name of the drug is acthar, injected twice a week subcutaneously, and has been diagnosed as nephritic syndrome. will research this today, and hopefully will get a better understanding of this syndrome, and associated variables.
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