A 5-year survey of biopsy proven kidney diseases in Lebanon: Significant variation in prevalence of primary glomerular diseases by age, population structure and consanguinity Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Christianity
  • Consanguinity
  • Islam
  • Kidney
  • Kidney Diseases

abstract

  • Variation in the distribution of diagnoses between Muslim and Christian groups likely reflects differences in population structure and ancestry. In particular, the increased prevalence of mesangioproliferative GN among offspring of consanguineous unions in Muslims suggests a recessive genetic component to this disease which may be identified via homozygosity mapping. These findings have important implications for formulating renal health policies and designing research studies in this population.

publication date

  • December 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3108367

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ndt/gfq302

PubMed ID

  • 20525974

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3962

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 25

number

  • 12