Treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

  title={Treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.},
  author={Albert Matalon and Anthony M. Valeri and Gerald B. Appel},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  volume={20 3},
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) has been increasing in incidence over the past 2 decades and may currently be the most common form of primary nephrotic syndrome in the United States. Nephrotic patients with FSGS who do not achieve a remission in proteinuria usually advance to end-stage renal disease within 5 to 10 years. Although initially felt to be a steroid-resistant disease, especially in adults, studies show significant responsiveness to more prolonged courses of steroids. For… CONTINUE READING
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