Treatment of idiopathic FSGS with adrenocorticotropic hormone gel.

@article{Hogan2013TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of idiopathic FSGS with adrenocorticotropic hormone gel.},
  author={Jonathan Hogan and Andrew S. Bomback and Kshama Mehta and Pietro A. A. Canetta and Maya K. Rao and Gerald B. Appel and Jai Radhakrishnan and Richard A. Lafayette},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 12},
  pages={2072-81}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has shown efficacy as primary and secondary therapy for nephrotic syndrome due to membranous nephropathy. The data on using ACTH to treat idiopathic FSGS are limited. This report describes our experience using ACTH for nephrotic syndrome due to idiopathic FSGS in the United States. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Twenty-four patients with nephrotic syndrome from idiopathic FSGS were treated with ACTH gel at two… CONTINUE READING