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

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 1334 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pulmonary renal syndrome: A case report of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in association with ANCA negative pauci-immune glomerulonephritis.
 

Author(s): Lakshmi Saladi, Danial Shaikh, Muhammad Saad, Enny Cancio-Rodriguez, Vivette D D'Agati, Boris Medvedovsky, Kalpana A Uday, Muhammad Adrish

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(23):e10954.

 

Pulmonary renal syndrome (PRS) is a term most commonly used to describe a combination of glomerulonephritis and pulmonary hemorrhage as a manifestation of a multisystem autoimmune disease. It is usually associated with ANCA vasculitis and anti-GBM disease. Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Fundus changes in type III membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Masato Takei, Akira Obana, Takenori Inomata, Takao Tanaka, Tina Shiang, Yuan Bae, Tamiko Takemura, Akira Murakami

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Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is characterized by mesangial cell proliferation and is classified into types I, II and III based on structural changes in the glomerular capillary walls. The drusen-like deposits of MPGN type II have been studied, but the fundus changes ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of Plasmapheresis in a Patient with Anti-glomerular Basement Membrane Antibody Glomerulonephritis with Advanced Kidney Dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Toshiaki Usui, Hirayasu Kai, Kazuyuki Noguchi, Naoki Morito, Joichi Usui, Chie Saito, Noriko Uesugi, Michio Nagata, Kunihiro Yamagata

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 Sep;56(18):2475-2479.

 

Patients with anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody glomerulonephritis (anti-GBM GN) have severe kidney dysfunction, leading to end-stage renal disease. The effect of plasmapheresis and immunosuppressive treatment in patients with severe glomerular changes is controversial. A ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Glomerulonephritis" returned 146 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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Pre- and Posttransplant Refractory Idiopathic Membranous Glomerulonephritis: The Forgotten Potential Culprit.
 

Author(s): Antoine Barbari

Journal: Exp Clin Transplant. 2017 Oct;15(5):483-489.

 

Idiopathic membranous nephropathy has been recently recognized as an autoimmune disease that may recur or develop de novo posttransplant, whereby specific auto- or alloantibodies are directed against recently recognized podocyte structures such as the phospholipase receptor PLAR2 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rituximab for Treatment of Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis and C3 Glomerulopathies.
 

Author(s): Michael Rudnicki

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():2180508.

 

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) is a histological pattern of injury resulting from predominantly subendothelial and mesangial deposition of immunoglobulins or complement factors with subsequent inflammation and proliferation particularly of the glomerular basement ...

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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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