Glomerular diseases are a well-recognized cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.
These disorders are frequently associated with significant morbidity and mortality, which result from either organ damage from the disease process itself or toxicities of therapeutic agents.
Glomerular disease mechanisms are not well understood and the data on treatment are frequently lacking. Patients with glomerular diseases require highly specialized care given the complexity associated with diagnosis and management.
The mission of the Glomerular Diseases Clinic at Washington University is to improve patient outcomes through comprehensive patient care, state-of-the-art treatments, education, and research.