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Explain the general difference between acute glomerulonephritis and chronic glomerulonephritis. How is each treated?

Explain the general difference between acute glomerulonephritis and chronic glomerulonephritis. How is each treated?

Diagnosis: Acute glomerulonephritis means onset of kidney inflammation in days, so cause should be identified, treated , to recover renal function. Chronic means the problem existed for few weeks - months, still cause should be diagnosed, treated.Most often , both requires renal biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

The acute inflammation of the kidney, typically caused ...Read more


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I've been diagnosed with mild chronic Glomerulonephritis. What can I do to prevent it from developing to acute stage?

Avoid some medicatio: If you have chronic kindney disease you can prevent worsening of Kinsey function by avoiding medications which worsen kidney function. You should avoid medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). When in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist. Always read the ingredient labels of multisymptom medications before taking them. ...Read more

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Could chronic glomerulonephritis keep me from joining the military?

Quite possibly: "Current or history of acute (580) or chronic (582) nephritis of any type is disqualifying" If is it an on-going condition would not count on a waiver. See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/urinary.htm ...Read more

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Chronic glomerulonephritis pathophysiology?

Complex: Reduction in nephron mass from an injury reduces the gfr. This reduction causes hypertrophy & hyperfiltration of the remaining nephrons & to intraglomerular hypertension. These changes occur to increase the GFR of the remaining nephrons, thus minimizing the functional consequences of nephron loss. The changes are ultimately detrimental because they lead to glomerulosclerosis & further nephron loss. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

See below: The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome. Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more

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Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Why does chronic glomerulonephritis lead to renal failure?

Complex: Chronic immune mediated inflammation of the glomeruli (filtering units), does them in over time and causes loss of ability to clear the daily toxin and water load. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery?

Facelift Swelling: Any medical condition causing swelling can increase edema following a facelift. Your pmd should be part of the team looking after you making sure you are in optimal condition and a good candidate for plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Does chronic glomerulonephritis increase the risk of facial swelling following lower face lift surgery? I suffer from chronic glomerulonephritis which causes my knees, feet and face to swell occasionally. Would a lower face lift provoke a swelling episode

Facelift ; Kidney : I would think that your history of swelling elsewhere would certainly also apply to your face following facelift surgery. It however is not an independent contraindication for surgery - just that it will take a bit longer for recovery. ...Read more

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What usually precedes acute glomerulonephritis?

Acute GN: Often acute glomerulonephritis happens after strep infection (skin or throat) i.e. Post strep gn, or an upper respiratory infection (iga nephropathy). Otherwise, there is not necessarily any preceding event. ...Read more

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Why does acute glomerulonephritis usually decrease urine output?

Changes in function: One of the defining features of glomerulonephritis is an alteration in the kidney function. One of the functions of the kidneys is to help regulate fluid balance. So if the kidneys are affected by glomerulonephritis, fluid balance may be compromised. ...Read more

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Relation between acute glomerulonephritis and having a C3 compliment?

C3: A low c3 level with gn would point to an autoimmumme process that needs treatment. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and acute glomerulonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes kidney infection usually extended from its hollow part called renal pelvis, but occasionally maybe a blood-borne infection to kidneys. Glomerulonephritis denotes inflammatory change specifically affecting microfilters (glomeruli) & their associated tubules, which usually result from streptococcal infection, autoimmune disorders, drugs, diseases like diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy? Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?

Need a biopsy: Both IgA and post infectious gn may look similar even on biopsy. Without biopsy can be different in presentation . Post infectious gn can be without symptoms. ...Read more

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...Read more

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Why does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Why  does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?

Leakage of protein,,: This is likely due to the fact that there is failure of the basement membrane to contain large molecules like proteins, etc.. Also in some cases, oliguria can occur, which means anything in the urine can get concentrated even more than it should be. Proteinuria can be almost 3 g/day. ...Read more

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How to diagnose Acute Glomerulonephritis and What is Treatment? As my creatinine is increasing, have back pain and RBC in urine from last 3 months.

How to diagnose Acute Glomerulonephritis and What is Treatment?
As my creatinine is increasing, have back pain and RBC in urine from last 3 months.

After: ALL the non-invasive testing is done, RENAL BIOPSY may be and often is an ABSOLUTE "requirement" to assess the status of renal tissue! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What's glomerulonephritis of the kidney?

What's glomerulonephritis of the kidney?

Inflammation kidney: This is an inflammation in the kidney usually caused by some type of an immune response. This topic is very complex and there are many conditions that can cause this, such as lupus, other types of vasculitis, after certain bacterial infections, and other causes (some of which not even the researchers in medicine fully understand). If diagnosed it is important to see kidney specialist. ...Read more

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Do glomerulonephritis experienced decrease fluid urine output?

Not necessarily: Glomerulonephritis is a condition affecting the kidneys. Urine output need not be low. Talk to your nephrologist especially if there is a recent change in urine output. ...Read more

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What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

What is the main difference of goodpasture syndrome and glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis: Goodpasture's syndrome is a relatively rare cause of glomerulonephritis. It is caused by antibodies produced to the basement membrane in the glomerulus (functional unit of the kidney) and can cause a severe type of inflammation. Although goodpasture's is a type of glomerulonephritis, not all glomerulonephritis is goodpasture's; there are many other causes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any support groups on membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Does anyone know of any support groups on membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis?

Kidney group: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis usually produces serious, slowly-progressive kidney disease in children. There are support groups for sick children and for kidney disease in general. Do it -- you should be able to help many people. ...Read more