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Nephrotic-range proteinuria in the obese patient

Andy K H Lim
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (7): 405-406.
Published online: 2 October 2006

To the Editor: The incidence of obesity is rising, and physicians are likely to face the problem of obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG) recently illustrated by Tran.1 But how can the clinician distinguish ORG from primary (idiopathic) focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)? Both may present with nephrotic-range proteinuria, but the prognosis and choice of treatment may differ.

  • Andy K H Lim

  • Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.


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