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How is Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis Diagnosed


2012-10-02 15:27

Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS) is a disease characterized by segments of sclerosis in some glomeruli. It usually presents as Nephrotic Syndrome (NS). FSGS can appear to any age. There is a greater incidence in Afro-American and descending of African. Here, we will introduce the diagnosis of the disease.

A physical examination will be firstly performed to detect possible symptoms like tissue swelling and high blood pressure. Sings of Kidney Failure and excessive fluid may develop as the condition gets worse. Besides, tests may include:

Urinalysis. This is the physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine. A urine sample is collected and then sent to a lab, where it examined for physical, microscopic, and chemical appearance.

Blood tests. If the person is affected by FSGS, the result of blood tests may show elevated levels of waste products such as creatinine.

Kidney biopsy. This is the removal of a small piece of kidney tissue for examination. With this test, the diagnosis of the disease can be established.

Immune special tests that can ensure a precise diagnosis of FSGS:

Kidney Damage Tests: to whether your kidney are injured or not; which part of your kidney are injured, glomeruli or renal tubules; How severity your kidney damages is; the tests offer directions for your doctor to choose drugs for you.

Checking items include: UTP, U-malb, U-TRF, U-IGG, β 2-microglobulin, α1-microglobulin, α2-macroglobulin, κ light chain, λ light chain, U- NAG, U-GGT, and Uosm.

● Toxins in Blood Tests: to offer an overview of waste products in your blood, which helps your doctor choose right method to clean your blood. Various toxins need different blood dialysers. In addition, the tests give directions to improve your prognosis.

Checking items include: BUN, Creatinine, UA, β 2-microglobulin, Cyc C, RBP, HCY, and PTH.

Is there still anything unclear about FSGS? You can leave a message or send an Email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com . Our doctor will provide you with a detailed analysis.



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