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What is a key morphological feature of the patient's disease? A 7-year-old child presents with hypoalbuminemia, edema, hyperlipidemia, and proteinuria. The edema is in the periorbital region initially and eventually spreads to the rest of the body. The patient is given steroid therapy and the disease goes away.

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Asked by Lee yang, Last updated: Apr 02, 2020

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lee yang

Lee yang

Answered Nov 03, 2019

Fusion of the foot processes

 

L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Jan 04, 2019

Hypoalbuminemia is a disorder that regards the level of albumin. The blood contains albumin which is protein. There is a certain amount of protein that should always be in the bloodstream. If not, then the patient may be having issues.

If there is fluid under the skin and there is too much of it, this could be a condition known as edema. Hyperlipidemia is when there is too much lipids in the blood. Proteinuria is when the patient has too much proteins in their urine.

All of these conditions are related to each other. If a seven year old patient with these conditions, the nurse may administer a steroid therapy which the disease may go away. However, a key morphological feature of the patient’s disease is the fusion of the food processes.

 

Fatehia

Fatehia

Answered Sep 27, 2018

Fusion of the foot processes
 

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