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What is Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

What is Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: A rare kidney disorder involving scarring of parts of the kidney filtering system which affects kidney function. It usually occurs for no apparent reason but can result from kidney damage caused by illicit drug use, certain viral infections and HIV.

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or a subtype of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: Introduction

Types of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis:

Broader types of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis:

How serious is Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

Prognosis of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: end-stage renal disease usually occurs in 6-8 years from the start of high urine protein levels
Complications of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: see complications of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

What causes Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

Causes of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: see causes of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

What are the symptoms of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis?

Symptoms of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: see symptoms of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Complications of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: see complications of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: see treatments for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
Research for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: see research for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Name and Aliases of Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Main name of condition: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

Other names or spellings for Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis:

FSGS, Glomerulosclerosis, focal, Segmental glomerulosclerosis, Focal sclerosis with hyalinosis, FSGS1, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 1

FSGS, FSGS1, Focal sclerosis with hyalinosis, Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 1, Glomerulosclerosis, focal, Segmental glomerulosclerosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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