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Unformatted text preview: pressure, and again may only be discovered if the hypertension proved difficult to treat. If the disease is allowed to progress undiagnosed signs of chronic kidney failure may be seen, including oedema, polyneuropathy, and signs of fluid overload, including abnormal heart and lung sounds. The following investigations can help diagnose Glomerulonephritis:- Urine output Urinanalysis (looking at protein levels, creatinine clearance, RBC) Blood tests including:-o FBC may reveal anaemia o U&Es looking for uraemia and electrolyte disturbance o LFTs may reveal hypoalbuminemia o Immune markers IgA GBM antibodies Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) Compliment and C3 o BUN and creatinine Imaging o Renal Ultrasound o Chest X-ray Biopsy (will aid diagnosis immensely)...
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