Finnish type congenital nephrotic syndrome

The Finnish type congenital nephrotic syndrome is a sub type of congenital nephrotic syndrome. A large placenta and proteinuria from birth are considered hallmarks of the disease 2. The proteinuria is often of intra-uterine onset. Although it is named the Finnish type, it can occur outside Finland 3



It is thought to carry an autosomal recessive inheritance. The CNF gene has been localized to the long arm of chromosome 19 4.

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rID: 15326
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome of Finnish type
  • Nephrotic syndrome of Finnish type

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