Table 2.

Remission and relapse of adult patients with MCD on the basis of initial steroid regimena

ParameternDaily SteroidsAlternate-Day SteroidsP
No. of patients886523
Total duration of treatment (wk)26.6 ± 2.926.2 ± 3.629.1 ± 4.70.15
Remission (%)74.8575.8073.901.00
Complete remission (%)70.2564.0076.500.48
Time to remission (wk)13.0 ± 2.011.0 ± 1.016.0 ± 3.00.48
Relapse (%)73.1075.0062.500.77
Time to relapse (wk)21.6 ± 9.619.4 ± 5.625.8 ± 15.90.42
  • a MCD, minimal-change disease.