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Doctor insights on: Risk Factors For Acute Glomerulonephritis

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What usually precedes acute glomerulonephritis?

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

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

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

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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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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!


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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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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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Glomerulonephritis, can you explain this?

Glomerulonephritis: It means inflammation (due to cellular infiltration, autoimmune diseases, or infectious causes) in the glomeruli (which are smart tiny building blocks of your kidneys-where all the clearance of toxins from your blood happen!) it is diagnosed by kidney biopsy and many urine and blood tests. Symptoms and signs can be swelling of legs/face, blood and/or protein in urine, hypertension, abnl kidney fx ...Read more

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Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Glomerulonephritis. How rare is it in young adults?

Rare, but happens: Young adults can get focal segmental disease that causes high blood pressure and proteing loss. Other forms of gn also occur. The diagnosis depends on urinalysis and kidney biopsy. Many are treatable but not all depending on type. Obesity can cause gn. Also, drug abuse is more common in younger adults and can cause gn. ...Read more

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Can glomerulonephritis be cured? And how? Help please.

Can glomerulonephritis be cured? And how? Help please.

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 more

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What causes glomerulonephritis? And what will it lead to?

Many types: There are many types of glomerulonephritis, caused by many different things, from strep infection to autoimmune or chronic diseases. The outcomes & prognoses vary depending on the type and severity of GN. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: glomerulonephritis?

Inflammed glomerulus: It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or protien in the urine. ...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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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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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

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Is it possible for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis to be caused by mixed cryoglobulinemia?

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

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Hi there, I would just like to find out if a person is suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, what are their diet like?

Hi there, I would just like to find out if a person is suffering from post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, what are their diet like?

Glomerulonephritis: Post Strep Glomerulonephritis is typically a resolving inflammation of the kidneys. However, it may not completely resolve. Diet is very important: maintain low salt intake, low phosphorus intake (dairy and meats), low potassium intake (fruit and potato), and low saturated fat intake. Maintain high fluid intake to match urine flow. Keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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An 8yr boy who was diagnosed as mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis in several years ago. Feels better in 2 years ago. But now not very well?

Have him re seen: He needs to be seen again for evaluation to determine if it has changed. I would also suggest acupuncture and chinese medicine as these modalities can really help the body improve... ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis?

What is glomerulonephritis?

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

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What is glomerulonephritis?

Inflammation: Glomerulus is the functioning unit of the kidney. Blood passes through the glomerulus and water with electrolytes /some protein is filtered through the glomerulus into the kidney tubules where it undergoes various processes, eventually forming the final product- urine. "itis" means inflammation.Glomerulonephritis means- inflammation of the glomerulus - many causes - infection, autoimmune, cancer. ...Read more

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What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

What is glomerulonephritis and is it painful?

See below: Glomeruli are filtering units in the kidney- they are microscopic and each kidney has more than a million of these. Inflammation of these filtering units cause blood and protein in urine, BP elecvation, fluid retention, retention of wastes like bun, creatinine, elevation of potassium, and acid levels in blood. Usually painless. ...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?

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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What is focal sclerosing glomerulonephritis? What causes it?

Pattern: This may be due to anything from IgA nephropathy to lupus to a vasculitis. It's not a specific disease but a pattern of injury. As for more details. ...Read more