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H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 14% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa but very little research has been done on the etiology, progression and prevention of CKD on the continent. As part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3A) Consortium, the H3 Africa Kidney Disease Research Network was established to study prevalent forms of kidney disease in sub-Saharan Africa and increase the capacity for genetics and genomics research. The study is performing comprehensive phenotypic characterization with analysis of environmental and genetic factors from seven clinical centers in two African countries (Ghana and Nigeria) over a five-year period. Approximately 4,000 participants with specified kidney disease diagnoses and 4000 control participants will be enrolled in the four African countries. In addition, approximately 50 families with hereditary glomerular disease will be enrolled. The study includes both pediatric and adult participants ages <1 to 74yrs across a broad spectrum of kidney diseases secondary to hypertension, diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus, sickle cell disease, biopsy-proven glomerular disease and CKD of unknown origin. Clinical and demographic data with biospecimens are collected for assessment of clinical, biochemical and genetic markers of kidney disease.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001009333 6431
EGAD00010002365 Illumina 6431