The Daily PANCE and PANRE Question 21

A patient presents complaining of generalized swelling. Her urine is positive for protein. Her serum testing reveals hyperlipidemia and hypoalbuminemia. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. cirrhosis
  2. nephrotic syndrome
  3. congestive heart failure
  4. cystitis
  5. pyelonephritis

Answer: B

Nephrotic syndrome

This is a classic presentation of nephrotic syndrome.

Know Your Content Blueprint

Nephrotic syndrome is covered in the NCCPA™ Content Blueprint Genitourinary System (6%)


An 8-year-old with three weeks of progressive peripheral edema and ascites (watch video)

Review topic and watch this ReelDx video case: nephrotic syndrome (ReelDx)

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