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how to get images of a child with post streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

You can go to google home page and type post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, then you click onto images  (+ info)

plz. help me to know the connection be between active glomerulonephritis and the formation of tissue edema?

Protein that is normally retained in the blood while it is filtered in the kidneys, finds its way through the faulty glomeruli; so protein is lost in the urine. Hypoproteinemia causing a reduced oncotic pressure of the blood, results in oedema.
I tried to make it simple, hope I could make my point.
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Why is Glomerulonephritis difficult to treat? ASAP!?

I need to know for a major assignment due 2morrow!

There are many forms of glomerulonephritis (GN). Acute GN may resolve on its own without intervention. Chronic GN usually leads to kidney failureUnless it is one that responds to steroids, it's pretty refractory to therapy. Normally, one treats the underlying cause of the GN and hopes that the problem resolves with the body's own ability to recover.

From http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/glomerulonephritis/DS00503/DSECTION=7


1.Strep or other bacterial infection - an appropriate antibiotic.

2. Lupus or vasculitis - corticosteroids and immune-suppressing drugs. Some help

3. IgA nephropathy. Fish oil supplements have been successful in some people with IgA nephropathy and are under study. Experimental

4. Goodpasture's syndrome. Plasmapheresis is sometimes used to treat people with Goodpasture's syndrome. Plasmapheresis is a mechanical process that removes antibodies from blood by taking the plasma out of your blood and replacing it with fluid or donated plasma. Minimally effective.


For acute glomerulonephritis and acute kidney failure, temporary dialysis can help remove excess fluid and control high blood pressure. The only long-term therapies for end-stage kidney failure are kidney dialysis and kidney transplantation. When a transplant isn't possible, often because of poor general health, dialysis becomes the only option.  (+ info)

GLOMERULONEPHRITIS, what is it? Its prognosis? Its treament?

My doctor recently said I have Chronic glomerulonephritis and did not elaborate further in order not to increase to my worries. Instead I have become more worried because I have a disease that I do not understand. Those who have, have had, have treated , or have experience or enough knowledge about the condition please help. I only need answers that will help me plan my future.
I experience the following: left loin pain, low back pain, swelling of ankles with stockings getting into the flesh later in the day if I wear tight shoes. Urine tests are not indicative of ailment, but 3 years ago had protein and yeast cells detected.
I am ready to travel to meet the best doctor anywhere if this is treatable.

It is the inflammation of the glomerui-the filtration units of the kidney, what you need to find out is what is causing it. I also have glomerulonephritis. Mine is caused by IgA Nephropathy an auto immune disorder that causes iga antibodies to get lodged in the filters and make them inflame. The prognosis is highly variable depending on the cause of it. You maybe be put on prednisone like i was to reduce inflammation and other medications. The amount of protein in your urine and the creatinine levels in your blood are good indicators of your prognosis, you may be treated and live a fine healthy life, or you could develop renal failure....  (+ info)

Does anyone have Glomerulonephritis?

Does anyone know if Glomerulonephritis is covered under the UK Disability Discrimination Act?

What is it?  (+ info)

Glomerulonephritis during pregnancy?

i'm doing research and cant seem to find suitable information on the Net. can you help me? i need to know GN effects on pregnancy, pregnancy influence on GN, indication for Caeserean section during GN.

found this hope it helps:
http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/71/3/537  (+ info)

The cause of glomerulonephritis is:?

The cause of glomerulonephritis is:

A. infection of the glomerular capsule secondary to a urinary tract infection.

B. antigen-antibody complexes that deposit on the glomerular membrane.

C. hydronephrosis from kidney stones.

D. viral infection in the blood stream that migrates to the glomerulus.

The Answer is B (in other words, problems with the body's immune system)  (+ info)

why does acute glomerulonephritis decrease urine output?

You have an immflammation of the glomerulus in your kidey. The immflammation will decrease the urine output until treatment makes it subside back to normal. Did doc tell you why you have glomerulonephritis?  (+ info)

I have Glomerulonephritis... Is this Kidney pain or something else?

I have glomerulonephritis probably from my Lyme disease. I have severe body pain. I just cant tell if this is my kidney or another pain.

Where would kidney pain be located?
My pain is on the left side of my back kind of under the rib and a bit higher and a little lower.
My case is quite complicated actually. I have been sick with Chronic Lyme disease since last May. I have had a fever since May. I have sever body pain all of the time. I feel sick all of the time. That is why it is really hard to judge if this is my kidney or just the usual crap.
I take a lot of medications including antibiotics. My urine appears normal.
I am supposed to see kidney doc tomorrow, but we are going to have a major snow storm..not sure I can get there.

You have 2 kidneys situated by the small of your back. You would feel kidney pain in your back.It may be kidney pain, but you don't give any of the other symptoms. There is a primary & secondary form.

Do you have blood in your urine?

Google: mayo clinic>>diseases & conditions>> glomerulonephritis.

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Need desparate help with this clinical question regarding glomerulonephritis please?

Scenario clinical question:

A 6-year-old boy is diagnosed with glomerulonephritis secondary to a streptococcal throat infection. He had been diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome several months ago. At this time the following manifestations are noted: a decrease in urine output, increasing lethargy, hyperventilation, and generalized edema. Trace amounts of protein are detected in his urine. Blood analysis reveals the following: pH = 7.30, HCO3- = 18 mEq/L, hematocrit (Hct) = 29%, Na = 132 mEq/L, K = 5.6 mEq/L, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) = 62 mg/dL, creatinine = 4.1 mg/dL, albumin = 2 g/dL.

Interpret his laboratory values. Which are significant, and why?

Is he progressing to uremia? How can you tell?

Please, I really need help with this and am struggling to find answers. Thank you

Let's list some facts before interpreting these lab values:

Glomerulonephritis (glo-mer-u-lo-nuh-FRI-tis) is a type of kidney disease that hampers your kidneys' ability to remove waste and excess fluids. Some cases of acute glomerulonephritis, especially those that follow a strep infection, often improve on their own and require no specific treatment.

The kidneys are powerful chemical factories that perform the following functions:

remove waste products from the body
remove drugs from the body
balance the body's fluids
release hormones that regulate blood pressure
produce an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones
control the production of red blood cells

Creatinine is a waste product in your blood that comes from muscle activity.

Urea nitrogen is a normal waste product in your blood that comes from the breakdown of protein from the foods you eat and from your body metabolism. Uremia is a clinical syndrome associated with fluid, electrolyte, and hormone imbalances and metabolic abnormalities, which develop in parallel with deterioration of renal function. The term uremia, which literally means urea in the blood.

When your kidneys are damaged, protein leaks into your urine. Loss of blood protein may cause an increase in blood cholesterol and blood triglycerides.

This will explain why there is protein in the urine and why there is a decrease in blood albumin.

Since the kidneys are unable to filtrate and rid the body of key substances, you will see symptoms related to those substances. Hyperventilation could be related to an acid/base imbalance.

The low Hct could cause the fatigue/lethargy. Blood in the urine could lower the HcT. There is no Hgb which will indicate the kidney's inability to control the production of red blood cells which are the oxygen carriers in the blood.

The K and Na seems elevated slightly (I don't know the highs/lows of your specific lab values) but they are related to the decrease in kidney function to balance electrolytes.

Treatment for nephrotic syndrome includes treating the underlying condition that’s causing it and taking medications

As you see above, this is temporary related to the treatment of his strep throat so I doubt he will progress to the more serious uremic syndrome which may require emergency dialysis.

I hope this helps in time.  (+ info)

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