Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis - Treatment
Segmental glomerulosclerosis; Focal sclerosis with hyalinosis
Some patients will receive high doses of corticosteroids or a drug called cyclosporine to suppress their immune system.
The goal of treatment is to control the symptoms of nephrotic syndrome and prevent chronic kidney failure.
In general, treatments may include:
See also: Kidney disease - diet
More than half of those with focal or segmental glomerulosclerosis develop chronic kidney failure within 10 years.
Calling your health care provider:
You should call your doctor if you develop symptoms of this condition, especially if there is fever, pain with urination, or decreased urine output.
- Reviewed last on: 6/8/2011
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Herbert Y Lin, MD, PhD, Nephrologist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Appel GB. Glomerular disorders and nephrotic syndromes. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 122.
Nachman PH, Jennette JC, Falk, RJ. Primary glomerular disease. In: Brenner BM, ed. Brenner and Rector's The Kidney. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 30.
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