acute glomerulonephritis


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acute glomerulonephritis

[ə′kyüt glä‚mər·yə‚lō·nə′frīd·əs]
(medicine)
Severe kidney inflammation, usually following infection with group A hemolytic streptococci, particularly type 12.
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In conclusion, acute glomerulonephritis may be only associated to streptococcus or to another coincidental infection.
Changing perspectives in children hospitalized with poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis.
In acute glomerulonephritis, early diagnosis and close monitoring and ensuring fluid-elecrolyte balance may be sufficient to prevent potential negative outcomes.
CONCLUSION: The patients presenting with edema, reduced urine output, proteinuria, hypertension and hematuria are more likely to reveal histopathologic finding of acute glomerulonephritis.
Key words: Acute glomerulonephritis, childhood, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
It has also been reported that transitory acute glomerulonephritis occurs often in association with P.
In South Africa (SA) the three most common causes of AKI in older children are haemolytic uraemic syndrome (35%), acute tubular necrosis (31%) and acute glomerulonephritis (GN) (16%), whereas 39% of AKI is caused by acute gastroenteritis and nephrotic syndrome in Nigeria, [5] and 26% was reported to be due to sepsis and malaria.

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