Division of Nephrology Patient Stories
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Isaiah’s Story: Management of Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome
Isaiah was born with congenital nephrotic syndrome, the same genetic mutation that caused his older brother to die in infancy. Isaiah’s improved experience and outcome showcases how multiple departments at CHOP work together to ensure the best patient and family care.
Alexander’s Story: Advancing Research and Care for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
When Carolyn was 28 weeks pregnant with her third child and her doctor in New York discovered that her baby carried the gene for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), she became dedicated to changing the historical lack of pediatric research on the rare disease.
Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome and Kidney Transplant: Molly’s Story
After Molly qualified for a kidney transplant, a new organ from a living donor was identified thanks to CHOP’s involvement with the National Kidney Registry.
New Onset Nephrotic Syndrome: Nolan’s Story
3 year old Nolan’s leg pain and swelling of his eyes and stomach led to a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome, now managed by immunosuppression.
A Game-changer for Kidney Stones: Chloe’s Story
Innovative care for Chloe’s kidney stones is closer than ever at CHOP’s new hospital in King of Prussia.
IgA Nephropathy: Todd's Story
After being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, Todd received care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Specialty Care and Surgery Center in Voorhees.
Medical Treatment of Lupus: Isabella’s Story
After receiving medical treatment for lupus at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Isabella is back to enjoying arts and crafts.
Nephrotic Syndrome: Emein's Story
Emein’s sickle cell disease has caused various complications, including nephrotic syndrome. Specialists work together to keep his quality of life high.
Medical Management of Nephrotic Syndrome: Harper's Story
Harper was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. After treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he is now in remission for his longest stretch yet.
Nephrotic Syndrome: Nick’s Story
Nick, 12, is treated for nephrotic syndrome at the Division of Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He takes ownership of his health.