Trends in the epidemiology of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

  title={Trends in the epidemiology of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.},
  author={Chagriya Kitiyakara and Jeffrey B. Kopp and Paul Eggers},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  volume={23 2},
There is marked variation in the frequency of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) around the world. Recent studies of renal biopsy specimen archives from several institutions in the United States suggest that the incidence of FSGS has increased over the past 20 years. Indeed, FSGS has become the leading cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in adults and has become increasingly common in children as well. Further, the data indicate that black individuals are at increased risk for… 

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