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5 Facts you should know about

Focal Segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

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1

It is characterized by

scar tissue that forms in some of the glomeruli in the kidney.

2

Key signs and symptoms include

proteinuria, water retention, and edema.

3

Diagnosis is established by renal biopsy.

4

FSGS occurs more frequently

in adults than in children and is most prevalent in adults aged 45 and older.

5

Black Americans are at least four times more likely

to get FSGS in comparison with white Americans.

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