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Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis In Children
Occasional not comon: Certain strains of the untreated strep germ can trigger formation of cross reactive antibodies.Their primary target would be the strep germ, but for unknown reasons they attack some of the kidney tissue as if it were strep.Damage to the tissue produces glomerulonephritis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
C3: A low c3 level with gn would point to an autoimmumme process that needs treatment. ...Read more
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
Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy?
Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?
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
With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?
Yes: Glomerulonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney functioning units, or glomeruli. There are many different types of this disease and the treatment depends on the classification of the type, amount of fibrosis (or scar tissue) and levels of kidney function and protein levels. Treatment may vary as well, but will be driven by the type of glomerulonephritis that you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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