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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[41.] Briganti EM, Dowling J, Finlay M, et al The incidence of biopsy-proven glomerulonephritis in Australia.
All patients were found to have crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN).
The common clinical situations where biopsy is needed are Nephrotic Syndrome (NS), prolonged Acute Renal Failure, Rapidly Progressive Renal Failure (RPRF), non-nephrotic proteinuria, isolated microscopic haematuria, chronic glomerulonephritis, unexplained Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) with normal kidney size and familial renal disease.
Detection rate of the main secondary glomerulonephritis in China
The association of ANCA with glomerulonephritis was first described in 1991; in this report, nine patients with hydralazine-induced glomerulonephritis were found to have antibodies to myeloperoxidase and elastase (8).
Chin et al., "Global evolutionary trend of the prevalence of primary glomerulonephritis over the past three decades," Nephron Clinical Practice, vol.
Nachman, "ANCA glomerulonephritis and vasculitis," Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol.
indicated that corticosteroids were necessary to treat pulmonary hemorrhage with poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis in an adult [20].
There have been some reported cases of glomerulonephritis characterized by monoclonal IgA glomerular deposits [7-12].
van Paassen et al., "Improved outcome in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)associated glomerulonephritis: a 30-year follow-up study," Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol.