Glomerulonephritis Treatment

Glomerulonephritis - kidney tissues Dietary restrictions on salt fluids protein and other substances may be recommended Persons with this condition

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Glomerulonephritis Treatment Patients with glomerulonephritis should be carefully observed, with daily recordings of fluid intake, output and weight. Blood pressure should be taken regularly, and drugs will be needed if blood pressure is high. Specific treatment depends upon the cause of the glomerulonephritis. Medications that may be prescribed include: - Corticosteroids – to reduce inflammation Immunosuppressant’s - may also be prescribed, depending on the cause of the condition A procedure called Plasmapheresis may be used for some cases of glomerulonephritis due to immune- related causes. The fluid part of the blood containing antibodies is removed and replaced with intravenous fluids or donated plasma (without antibodies). Removing antibodies may reduce inflammation in the
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Unformatted text preview: kidney tissues. Dietary restrictions on salt, fluids, protein, and other substances may be recommended. Persons with this condition should be closely watched for signs that they are developing kidney failure. Dialysis or a kidney transplant may eventually be necessary. Prognosis Prognosis is highly dependent on cause of the glomerulonephritis. The prognosis for Minimal Change Glomerulonephritis is very good, 95% of children and 70% of adults undergo remission with corticosteroids. Cresenteric glomerulonephritis has a poor prognosis with rapid progression to kidney failure over weeks. Prevention Preventing glomerulonephritis depends on recognising the risk factors for the underlying cause....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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