Do steroids quickly change histology?
Your patient needs a renal biopsy but it may take up to a week before you have results. You would like to immediately start steroids because delay may put the patient at risk, but you are concerned about the effect that will have on the histology. What do we know about this topic? Should your decision to wait or treat be based on the clinical presentation (nephrotic or nephritic syndrome?) This post explores this dilemma.
Summary provided by Roger Rodby, MD, MS.
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