Twenty-one-year trend in ESRD due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in the United States.

@article{Kitiyakara2004TwentyoneyearTI,
  title={Twenty-one-year trend in ESRD due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in the United States.},
  author={Chagriya Kitiyakara and Paul Eggers and Jeffrey B Kopp},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          815-25
        }
}
BACKGROUND Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a clinicopathologic syndrome with a substantial risk for progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Recent studies of renal biopsy archives in the United States suggest that the incidence of FSGS has increased. FSGS has become the leading cause of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in the United States, with the greatest incidence rates in the black population. In the absence of a population-based estimate of FSGS incidence, we wished to… CONTINUE READING
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