When planning ongoing nursing care for a child with
• Self-concept and body image disturbances related to changes in appearance and social isolation are a primary consideration.
• A child with nephrotic syndrome will manifest generalized edema, periorbital, and pedal and pretibial edema. With marked edema, the child may appear pale and have respiratory distress.
• Cognitive development, sexual maturation, and psychological maturation are not associated with nephrotic syndrome.