Minimal Change Disease (MCD)
MCD is the most common cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in children – almost 85% of children with Nephrotic Syndrome symptoms have MCD. As a result, the term “Nephrotic Syndrome” is often used interchangeably with MCD. The diagnosis of MCD is given when the kidney biopsy reveals little or no change to the glomeruli or the surrounding kidney tissue. Tiny drops of a fatty substance may be present, but no scarring is seen within the kidney.
Learn more here: Minimal Change Disease Fact Sheet