The Evolution of lipid Metabolism in Iraqi Children with Nephrotic Syndrome
Maha Hameed A. Al-Bahrani

Department of Molecular and Medical Biotechnology College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrin University, Baghdad, Iraq.

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Abstract: Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by increased glomerular permeability leading to huge proteinuria, a clinical manifestation found in nephrotic syndrome i.e., hyperlipidemia. Total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) were determined in a study of 42 Iraqi children, half of which were nephrotic and other half healthy individuals as control group. TC, TG, and VLDL of nephrotic group was significantly higher (P<0.05) compared to control group, while HDL of both the groups remained almost the same (P>0.05). LDL of nephrotics was significantly lower (P<0.05) than healthy individuals.

Keywords: Hyperlipidemia; Lipid Metabolism; Nephrotic Syndrome and Total Cholesterol

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