Alexander Kaufman via Crowdrise
December 16, 2010
BENEFITING: KIDNEY KIDS INC
What are current FSGS treatment methods?
Very few treatments are available for patients with FSGS. Most commonly patients are treated with steroid regimens, most of which have very harsh side effects. Some patients have shown to respond positively to immunosuppressive drugs as well as blood pressure drugs which have shown to lower the level of protein in the urine.
Approximately 5 out of every 100,000 children are diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome every year and 15 out of every 100,000 children are living with it today.
• For patients who respond positively to treatment, the relapse frequency is extremely high. 90% of children with Nephrotic Syndrome will respond to treatment; however, an estimated 75% will relapse.
• In 2006, 4584 children were hospitalized in the United States with a diagnosis of Nephrotic Syndrome at a rate of 17 cases per 10,000 hospitalized children.
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