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Medical Term:

lipoid nephrosis


Definition: idiopathic nephrotic syndrome occurring most commonly in children, in which glomeruli show minimal changes with no thickening of the basement membranes, fat vacuoles in the tubular epithelium, and fusion of glomerular foot processes.

Synonym(s): minimal-change disease, nil disease

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