Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of the patients

CharacteristicsFSGS (n=8)MCNS (n=9)GN (n=8)NC (n=6)P Value
Age (yr), median (IQR)10 (6–16)11 (6–20)11 (6–18)8 (2–13)0.62a
Sex (M:F)3:54:55:34:20.63b
Disease duration (mo), median (IQR)38 (3–75)63 (22–108)2 (2–52)N/A0.10a
Serum creatinine level (mg/dl), median (IQR)0.47 (0.30–0.66)0.44 (0.37–0.65)0.44 (0.32–0.51)N/A0.79a
Urine protein-creatinine ratio, median (IQR)5.5 (0.7–10.3)2.0 (0.8–5.2)3.2 (0.5–6.1)N/A0.71a
  • MCNS, minimal-change nephrotic syndrome; NC, normal control; IQR, interquartile range; M, male; F, female; N/A, not applicable.

  • a Wilcoxon rank sum test.

  • b Pearson test.