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 1357 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mixed cryoglobulinemic membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis due to monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jung-Hui Hsu, Yu-Wei Fang, An-Hung Yang, Ming-Hsein Tsai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(37):e12416.

 

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) can be induced by autoimmune diseases, chronic infection, chronic hepatitis, and paraproteins (including cryoglobulinemia). In addition, the mixed cryoglobulinemic MPGN is reported to be highly correlated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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CIDP, myasthenia gravis, and membranous glomerulonephritis - three autoimmune disorders in one patient: a case report.
 

Author(s): Saskia Bolz, Andreas Totzeck, Kerstin Amann, Mark Stettner, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Tim Hagenacker

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We present a patient fulfilling the electrophysiological criteria for definite chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), antibody-positive myasthenia gravis (MG), and membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) confirmed by biopsy. To our knowledge, this is the first case ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of telbivudine antiviral treatment in patients with hepatitis B virus-associated glomerulonephritis: A 104-week pilot study.
 

Author(s): Zhaoping Yan, Bing Qiao, Haifeng Zhang, Yanling Wang, Wei Gou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11716.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical efficacy of telbivudine in treatment of hepatitis B virus-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN).A total of 43 HBV-GN patients combined with chronic hepatitis B were treated with telbivudine for 104 weeks. Serum levels of HBV DNA viral ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 150 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Extramembranous glomerulonephritis and myelodysplastic syndrome: a rare association].
 

Author(s): Mahtat El Mehdi, Ahmed Alayoude, Mohamed Amine Hamzi, Wafe Arache, Kawtar Hassani, Selim Jennane, Hicham Eddou, Kamal Doghmi, Mohamed Mikdame

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Myelodysplastic syndromes may be associated with autoimmune diseases. Renal involvement is rare but, if occurs, it manifests predominantly as glomerular diseases. Extramembranous glomerulonephritis associated with myelodysplastic syndrome has been reported very rarely. We here report ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Primary Glomerulonephritis with Unique C4d Deposition and Concurrent Non-infectious Intermediate Uveitis: a Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Jong Man Park, Harin Lee, Sangheon Song, Eun Young Seong, Ihm Soo Kwak, Sung Who Park, Young-Keum Kim, Nari Shin, Mee Young Sol

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C4 glomerulopathy is a recently introduced entity that presents with bright C4d staining and minimal or absent immunoglobulin and C3 staining. We report a case of a 62-year-old man with C4 glomerulonephritis (GN) and uveitis. He presented to the nephrology department with proteinuria ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Immunoadsorption in Anti-GBM Glomerulonephritis: Case Report in a Child and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Guillaume Dorval, Mathilde Lion, Sophie Guérin, Saoussen Krid, Louise Galmiche-Rolland, Rémi Salomon, Olivia Boyer

Journal: Pediatrics. 2017 Nov;140(5):.

 

Antiglomerular basement membrane glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM GN) is a rare autoimmune disease that is characterized by rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis that may be associated with pulmonary hemorrhage. Anti-GBM GN is caused by autoantibodies (classically type G immunoglobulin) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

ACE-inhibitors in Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2018

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Effect of Rituximab in Treatment of Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2017

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Acute Post Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: PSGN - Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2017

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