The Nephrotic Syndrome in the Elderly: Epidemiological Data
The annual incidence of the nephrotic syndrome (NS) in the elderly adult have been evaluated in a district of 400 000 inhabitants whose 59200 over 65 years of age. This study was prospective and was conducted during a period of fourteen years (1976–89). Compared with the data in the younger adult population (> 15 < 65 years of age), the data observed in the aged population showed that 1) the NS was the first clinical sign of primary glomerular disease at the time of renal biopsy 2) annual incidence of membranous nephropathy was three times more frequent over 65 years of age than under (3,37 vs 1,17 per 105 inh.) 3) Lipoïd nephrosis was as frequent in the elderly adult as in the younger adult (1,32 vs 1,28 per 105).
KeywordsMyeloma Amyloidosis Glomerulonephritis
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