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5 Facts you should know about

Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

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It is characterized by scar tissue that forms in some of the glomeruli in the kidney

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Key signs and symptoms include proteinuria, water retention, and edema

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Diagnosis is established by renal biopsy

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FSGS occurs more frequently in adults than in children and is most prevalent in adults aged 45 and older

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Black Americans are at least 4 times more likely to get FSGS in comparison with white Americans

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