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 1417 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody negative crescentic paucimmune glomerulonephritis in a case of scleroderma with systemic lupus erythematosus overlap.
 

Author(s): Rohit Tewari, Sonia Badwal, Arun Kumar, Shankar Subramaniam, V S Nijhawan, V Srinivas

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 May;27(3):602-5.

 

Renal Involvement in scleroderma is a known problem and the manifestations are well described. Renal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is also well known. However, in scleroderma and SLE overlap syndrome, the renal findings may vary being a combination of features ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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Epidemiology of Histologically Proven Glomerulonephritis in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Ikechi G Okpechi, Oluwatoyin I Ameh, Aminu K Bello, Pierre Ronco, Charles R Swanepoel, Andre P Kengne

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Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in Africa. Data on epidemiology and outcomes of glomerular diseases from Africa is still limited. We conducted a systematic review on the epidemiology of histologically proven glomerular diseases in Africa ...

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2016

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Clinicopathological analysis of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation-related membranous glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Rikako Hiramatsu, Yoshifumi Ubara, Naoki Sawa, Eiko Hasegawa, Masahiro Kawada, Aya Imafuku, Keiichi Sumida, Koki Mise, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Toshiharu Ueno, Akinari Sekine, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Junichi Hoshino, Kenmei Takaichi, Kenichi Ohashi, Takeshi Fujii, Atsushi Wake, Shuichi Taniguchi

Journal: Hum. Pathol.. 2016 Apr;50():187-94.

 

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)-related membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is poorly understood. A total of 830 patients who underwent HSCT at Toranomon Hospital from 2000 to 2012 were evaluated retrospectively, including 621 patients receiving umbilical ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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

Hepatitis C virus-related mixed cryoglobulinemic endocapillary proliferative glomerulonephritis and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): L-J Zhao, F Chen, J-G Li, R Yin, X-H Zhang, S-M Huang, F Liu

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Aug;19(16):3050-5.

 

Chronic HCV (hepatitis C virus) infection is recognized as the major cause of mixed cryoglobulinemia. Cryoglobulins continually precipitate and form deposits on the vascular endothelium of small to medium-sized blood vessels, which may progress to vasculitic syndrome.

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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Crescentic acute glomerulonephritis with isolated C3 deposition: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Song Mao, Xiaoyan Xuan, Yugen Sha, Sanlong Zhao, Aihua Zhang, Songming Huang

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An eight-year-old girl, presenting with palpebral edema, gross hematuria, and foam in urine, was admitted to our hospital. Investigations indicated increased serum antistreptolysin O (ASO) and anti-mycoplasma antibody titers. Renal biopsy showed crescentic poststreptococcal acute ...

Last Updated: 14 May 2015

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ACE-inhibitors in Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Extracapillary Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 18 May 2016

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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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Immunoadsorption in Anti-GBM Glomerulonephritis.
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Glomerulonephritis

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2016

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