DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/symptoms and diagnosis/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis/a/6950

Your kidneys are part of a blood-filtering system that eliminates waste products from the body. A type of kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) interferes with that system. FSGS produces scars within the kidneys, causing them to lose the ability to work. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of FSGS, as well as the treatments for this disease.