glomerulonephritis


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Related to glomerulonephritis: nephrotic syndrome, acute glomerulonephritis

glomerulonephritis:

see nephritisnephritis
, inflammation of the kidney. The earliest finding is within the renal capillaries (glomeruli); interstitial edema is typically followed by interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils, and a small number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
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glomerulonephritis

[glə¦mər·yə·lō·nə¦frīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the kidney, primarily involving the glomeruli.
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There is a need for further research in the mechanism and the manifestations of acute glomerulonephritis in vivax malaria.
By light microscopic examination, there was a tendency toward worsened proliferative glomerulonephritis in the chlordecone- and estradiol-treated groups (Figure 5A).
Patients can suffer from various degrees of glomerulonephritis that range from needing little or no disease therapy to medical emergencies requiring urgent diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.
Actually, the enzyme concentrations in patients with acute phase nephrotic syndrome, chronic glomerulonephritis, and renal anomaly were much higher than the values estimated by the increased activities.
In diabetes or chronic non-diabetic glomerulonephritis with overt proteinuria, evidence supports the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers to prevent or delay progression of CKD.
Also, fibrils seen in fibrillary glomerulonephritis are arranged similarly and do not branch.
During a medical screening program for former Department of Energy (DOE) workers by the Johns Hopkins University Former Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Workers Program (Espanola, NM) a 63-year-old white male expressed concern that his diagnoses of microscopic polyangiitis, systemic necrotizing vasculitis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, and glomerulonephritis were related to silica exposure.
I'm afraid glomerulonephritis is the most common cause of kidney failure in the US and Europe.
The report is an essential source of information and analysis on the global glomerulonephritis therapeutics market.
Renal biopsy showed capillary wall thickening and duplication, and mesangial cell proliferation in the glomeruli, characteristic of mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis.
Occasionally, this matrix can have a vague fibrillar appearance, which has been termed diabetic fibrillosis and should not be mistaken for the fibrils of amyloid (10-12 nm in thickness) or fibrillary (roughly 20 nm in thickness) glomerulonephritis (GN).
Thirdly, an immune-complex mediated glomerulonephritis in which circulating antigen-antibody complexes are deposited on the epithelial side of the basement membrane.