There are many diseases that may affect the kidneys.  Your treatment depends on the disease process involving your kidney.  Your care team can answer any questions you may have regarding your diagnosis.

Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common diseases causing kidneys to get sick in the United States.  However, there are many other diseases that can affect kidney health.

This is a list of a variety of kidney diseases.  We have also provided patient friendly links, when available, with many of these diseases to connect you with more information.

Minimal Change Disease


Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

Lupus (Info)

Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis (Info)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (Info)

Vasculitis (Info)

Renal Artery Stenosis (Info)

Amyloidosis (Info)

Alport’s Syndrome (Info)

Acute Tubular Necrosis (Info)

There are many other kidney diseases that are not listed here.  Please discuss any questions you have with your medical care team.