Glomerulonephritis

Common Name(s)

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease in which there is inflammation of the glomeruli, the tiny filters that remove excess waste and fluids from the blood.  It may be acute or chronic (coming on gradually), and may occur on its own (primary) or be caused by another condition (secondary). Signs and symptoms may depend on the type and cause of the condition and may include blood in the urine; foamy urine; swelling of the face, eyes, or other body parts; abdominal pain; high blood pressure; fatigue; and/or other symptoms. If the condition is severe or prolonged, the kidneys can become damaged.  It may be caused by a variety of infections and diseases, and sometimes the cause is unknown. Treatment depends on the cause, type and severity of the condition.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 1195 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical and Immunologic Characteristics of Patients With ANCA-Associated Glomerulonephritis Combined With Membranous Nephropathy: A Retrospective Cohort Study in a Single Chinese Center.
 

Author(s): Rong Zou, Gang Liu, Zhao Cui, Min Chen, Ming-Hui Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(37):e1472.

 

The concurrent antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated glomerulonephritis (ANCA-GN) and membranous nephropathy (MN) have been increasingly documented, mainly in case studies and case series; however, the differences of clinical and pathologic characteristics as well as outcomes ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015

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Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection, cryoglobulinemic glomerulonephritis and low-grade malignant lymphoma: A challenge?
 

Author(s): R Ennaifer, M Sabbah, R Hefaiedh, H Romdhane, M Cheikh, N Belhadj

Journal: Tunis Med. 2015 Mar;93(3):203-4.

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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Acute glomerulonephritis in children of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
 

Author(s): G I McGil Ugwu

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Sep;26(5):1064-9.

 

A three-year retrospective study was conducted to determine the incidence, pattern of presentation and other clinical and biochemical features as well as outcome of treatment of patients admitted with acute glomerulonephritis at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2015

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 119 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Eculizumab in the treatment of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Andrew S Bomback

Journal: Nephron Clin Pract. 2014 ;128(3-4):270-6.

 

A major shift in our understanding of the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) lesion is the focus on which components of the complement pathway are involved in mediating renal injury. Hence, MPGN is no longer classified solely by ultrastructural findings on biopsy but ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2015

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A case of lupus-like glomerulonephritis in an HIV patient with nephrotic range proteinuria, purpura, and elevated IgA level.
 

Author(s): Jihyun Yang, Min Young Seo, Ki Tae Kim, Jun Yong Lee, Sun-Chul Kim, Myung-Gyu Kim, Sang-Kyung Jo, Won-Yong Cho, Hyoung-Kyu Kim, Nam Hee Won, Ran-Hui Cha, Eunjung Cho

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is growing medical concern worldwide. There are many types of glomerulonephritis which are associated with HIV infection. We report a case of a 53-year-old Korean man with an HIV infection, who was developed nephritic range proteinuria ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Efficacy and Safety of Shenyankangfu Tablets for Primary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glomerulonephritis; Proteinuria

 

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2015

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Pilot Study of Rituximab to Treat Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2015

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Immune System Related Kidney Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glomerulonephritis; Lupus Nephritis; Membranous Glomerulonephritis; Autoimmune Disease; Nephrotic Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2015

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