Medical Definition of Focal and segmental hyalinosis

1. A kidney disorder that results in fibrosis and scarring in the kidney glomerulus. The cause is unknown but some cases can result from reflux nephropathy. The clinical manifestation of this kidney disorder is nephrotic syndrome. Symptoms include weight gain, swelling, hypertension and foamy urine. High blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels are also seen with this disorder. Treatment has included the use of corticosteroids and immunosuppressives. Antihypertensive agents and diuretics may also be necessary. Over one-half will develop chronic renal failure within 10 years of diagnosis. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Focal And Segmental Hyalinosis

foams
foamy
foamy agents
foamy viruses
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fobs
foc's'le lamp
focaccia
focaccias
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focal adhesion
focal amyloidosis
focal and segmental hyalinosis (current term)
focal appendicitis
focal condensing osteitis
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focal dermal hypoplasia
focal distance
focal embolic glomerulonephritis
focal epilepsy
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focal gallbladder wall thickening
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focal glomerulonephritis
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