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Unformatted text preview: upper respiratory tract and then develops symptoms of acute poststreptococcal
glomerulonephritis after an interval of 1 to 2 weeks
Glomerulonephritis is a term that refers to a group of kidney disorders characterized by inflammatory
injury in the glomerulus. Gross hematuria, resulting in dark, smoky, cola-colored or red-brown urine, is a classic symptom of
glomerulonephritis. Hypertension is also common. Blood urea nitrogen levels may be elevated. A moderately elevated to high
urinary specific gravity is associated with glomerulonephritis.
144. Nephrotic Syndrome
Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder characterized by massive proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia,
edema, elevated serum lipids, anorexia, and pallor. The child gains weight
145. Burns Sensorium is an accurate guide to determine the adequacy of fluid resuscitation. The burn injury itself does not affect
the sensorium, so the child should be alert and oriented. Any alteration in sensorium should be evaluated further. A neurological
assessment would d...
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