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 1406 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Early recurrence of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits in a renal allograft.
 

Author(s): Rohit Tewari, Kusum Joshi, Ashwani Kumar, C S Rayat, Rajaram Iyer, Vinay Sakhuja, Mukut Minz

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Mar;27(2):381-5.

 

Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits (PGNMIDs) is a clinico-pathologic entity, the recurrence of which in the renal allograft has only recently been described. A 55-year-old male presented with rapid deterioration of renal function. Light microscopy ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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C1q nephropathy and isolated CD59 deficiency manifesting as necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis: A rare association of two diseases.
 

Author(s): Ruchika Gupta, Alok Sharma, Sanjay K Agarwal, Amit K Dinda

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Nov;26(6):1274-8.

 

C1q nephropathy is a recently described clinico-pathologic entity with a variable clinical presentation and pathology. Crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN) has been reported in only two patients in the available literature. CD59 deficiency, along with lack of CD55, is responsible for ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis with predominant IgG2 and IgG3 deposition in a patient with IgG4-related disease.
 

Author(s): Kenji Ueki, Yuta Matsukuma, Kosuke Masutani, Akihiro Tsuchimoto, Kiichiro Fujisaki, Kumiko Torisu, Shigeru Tanaka, Tamotsu Kiyoshima, Satoshi Hisano, Takanari Kitazono, Kazuhiko Tsuruya

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IgG4-related disease is a novel disease entity characterized by elevated serum IgG4 and tissue infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells. Typical renal pathology is tubulointerstitial nephritis with storiform fibrosis, although the co-existence of various glomerular lesions has been ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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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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