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Positive Immune Glomerulonephritis
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
Group of illnesses: Glomeruli are the little filters in the kidneys and -itis means inflammation. Since bacteria have nothing to grow on in the delicate little filters, the glomerulonephritis family results from immune injury. They range from trivial non-diseases to devastating processes that will ruin a kidney in a few days. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?
Yes: This would be indeed one condition capable of causing immune complex deposition in the glomeruli with associated pattern of membrano proliferative disease in renal histology. ...Read more
With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?
For a 19year female with pauci glomerulonephritis, what is more likely outcome, transplant or cytoxan+steriod treatment for few moths with poss. Recov?
Would try treatment : If you don't treat and go for dialysis and transplant, you may have the disease affect other parts of the body e.g. Lungs or brain. Pauci immune gn e.g. Wegener's disease or vasculitis is a systemic illness. Need to discuss risk and benefit of treatment with your doc esp Cytoxan that can cause infertility. ...Read more
How to get rid of joint pain(leg pain) incase of a glomerulonephritis's patient? She cannot walk properly.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can evaluate a patients joint pains, and refer to a rheumatologist and/or a physiatrist (pm&r doctor) if needed. Joint pains can be from many causes, such as auto-immune problems, osteoarthritis (due to wear and tear over the years), medication side effects, joint injuries, gout problems, etc... An orthopedic doctor can also help, depending on the type of joint problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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