Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis: Does prognosis vary with the variants?

Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis: Does prognosis vary with the variants? Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Jan-Feb;26(1):173-81 Authors: Swarnalatha G, Ram R, Ismal KM, Vali S, Sahay M, Dakshinamurty KV Abstract Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a clinicopathological entity. The following five FSGS variants: Collapsing, cellular, glomerular tip, peri-hilar and not otherwise specified (NOS) are recognized, which may have prognostic value. The aim of this study was to highlight the clinical course and outcome in the different pathological variants of FSGS and to evaluate the predictive risk factors of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It was a retrospective analysis of biopsy-proven primary FSGS patients who presented over a period of three years. The data were collected from the clinical and biopsy records of the Nephrology Unit. There were 116 patients with biopsy-proven FSGS. The frequency of occurrence of FSGS among all cases of the nephrotic syndrome seen in our unit was 35.47%. NOS was the most common pathological variant (62.2%), followed by peri-hilar (11.2%), cellular (9.4%) and glomerular tip (7.7%), and the least common variant was collapsing (4.3%). Majority of patients with collapsing, NOS and glomerular tip variants had nephrotic range proteinuria. However, the amount of proteinuria was highest in the glomerular tip and collapsing variants. A higher percentage of patients with the collapsing and cellular variants had renal f...
Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research

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