What differences exist in the frequency of specific causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among different races?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Important differences also exist in the frequency of specific causes of CKD among different races. In the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study, for example, glomerular disease was much more common among nonwhite persons. [26] Overall, FSGS in particular is more common among Hispanic Americans and Black persons, as is the risk of nephropathy with diabetes or with hypertension; in contrast, IgA nephropathy is rare in Black individuals and more common among those with Asian ancestry. [27]


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