Minimal change disease

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What is minimal change disease?

Kidneys contain nephrons that filter blood and produce urine. There is damage to the tiny blood vessels inside the nephron (glomeruli) where blood is filtered to make urine and remove waste. The condition name comes from the inability to see the damage with a regular microscope.

Common symptoms reported by people with minimal change disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with minimal change disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
minimal change disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
minimal change disease (1)

Data from patients with minimal change disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with minimal change disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for minimal change disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
minimal change disease (1)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
for minimal change disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
minimal change disease (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with minimal change disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has minimal change disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 6
30s 10
40s 9
50s 5
60s 2
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 18
Female 21

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from minimal change disease patients who have completed their condition history
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