Nephrotic syndrome can occur at any age but is most common between the ages of 18 months and 8 years. Boys are affected more often than girls. A child may come to the child care program or school with the diagnosis or may develop it while enrolled.

Because nephrotic syndrome can come and go, at times it is necessary to check the urine for protein. This is done with a dipstick that changes color if dipped in urine that contains protein. The Care Plan should specify whether this procedure is necessary.

Check the child’s Care Plan. Emergencies include

Nephritis is less common than nephrotic syndrome.

Symptoms of a UTI include

Antibiotic prophylaxis (daily low-dose antibiotics) may be recommended. This treatment can usually be administered by parents/guardians at home.

Hydration is very important for children with UTIs. Children should drink 8 to 10 glasses of water or another fluid per day....

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