Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?
Rarely and no. In nephrotic syndrome there is a large amount of protein in the urine because of abnormally porous filters in the kidneys and is a chronic progressive problem with many different causes. Post strep glomerulonephritis is an acute inflammatory autoimmune disease following a strep infection where even blood cells get thru but usually resolves. Neither affects reproductive organs or their "immunity".
Under what circumstance will post strep glomerulonephritis affect immunity or tissue repair ability of other organs? Or cause nephrotic syndrome?
Glomerulonephritis. Nephrotic syndrome occurs after major glomerular damage which causes leakage or large amounts of protein in the urine. Immunity and resistance to disease weaken in general with advanced kidney disease and the accompanying metabolic derangement. Mild glomerular damage may not seriously impact your overall health. Read more...