GLOMERULAR DISEASE: ‘suPAR’-exciting times for FSGS

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Abstract

The aetiology of primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis has proven elusive. Recent data implicates the soluble urokinase-type plasminogen-activator receptor (suPAR) as the circulating permeability factor in the majority of patients with this condition. These exciting findings may dramatically influence the future diagnosis and management of this often resistant glomerular disease.

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