Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis - Glomerulonephritis Glomerulonephritis...

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Glomerulonephritis Glomerulonephritis (GN) is a renal disease (usually of both kidneys) characterised by inflammation of the glomeruli. Glomerulonephritis can present in a variety of ways and have a number of causes. Symptoms The symptoms of Glomerulonephritis depend upon the degree of inflammation and damage caused to the glomeruli. Each kidney contains approximately 1,000,000 glomeruli and associated tubules (collectively known as nephrons). The glomeruli act as a sieve, allowing certain components of the blood to pass into the tubules. The glomeruli, when functioning efficiently prevent the large proteins and cellular components of blood passing into the tubules. The tubules actively reabsorb and secrete certain compounds so that concentrated urine, containing lots of waste products in a small volume of water, is formed. When the glomeruli are damaged patients can present with isolated Haematuria or Proteinuria but typically present in one of three ways:- Nephrotic syndrome – characterised by:-
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