ABSTRACT: Associations between secondary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and both obesity and obstructive sleep apnea have been previously described. Current theory suggests obesity induces glomerular hyperfiltration, leading to glomerulosclerosis. We describe a case of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in the setting of severe obesity and obstructive sleep apnea with complete resolution of heavy proteinuria following treatment with bi-level positive airway pressure. The patient's proteinuria resolved completely with treatment of obstructive sleep apnea although the patient remained morbidly obese.
Clinical nephrology 01/2012; 77(1):62-5. · 1.17 Impact Factor