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Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is scar tissue that forms in areas of the kidney that filter certain things out of the body. These areas are called glomeruli. They help the body get rid of harmful or unnecessary substances. Each kidney has thousands of glomeruli. "Focal" means that some of the glomeruli become scarred, while others remain normal. "Segmental" means that only part of an individual glomerulus is damaged.
Alternative Names of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis are: Segmental glomerulosclerosis; Focal sclerosis with hyalinosis.
Complications of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Causes of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Signs & Symptoms of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
Diagnosis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
There are no strong clues to the diagnosis on physical examination, other than evidence of edema and elevated blood pressure. Signs of kidney renal failure and associated fluid overload may develop as the illness gets worse.
Tests may include:
Treatments of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
The goal of treatment is to control the symptoms associated with nephrotic syndrome and chronic kidney failure.
In general, treatments may include:
Prevention of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
No prevention is known.
When to seek Medical Advice
You should call your doctor if symptoms develop, especially if there is fever, pain with urination, or decreased urine output.
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