Information about glomerulonephritis
What is glomerulonephritis?
Glomerulonephritis is a disease that affects the kidneys. It is an inflammation of the glomeruli that occurs after a serious infection. It affects mostly young children and is the most common form of nephropathy in children.
Causes of glomerulonephritis
It usually appears a few weeks after a streptococcal infection, a sore throat, scarlet fever, pyoderma and a respiratory tract infection.
Symptoms of glomerulonephritis
Glomerulonephritis is manifested by edema of the ankles and eyelids, hematuria, oliguria and hypertension.
Diagnosis of glomerulonephritis
The diagnosis is confirmed by urine tests if there is any suspicion of the disease. The tests detect the presence of albuminuria, hematuria and cylindruria.
Treatment of glomerulonephritis
The usual method of treating glomerulonephritis involves the administration of penicillin for ten days. Relaxation and a specific diet are recommended by the physician depending on the symptoms and their severity.
Complications of glomerulonephritis
Cases of hypertensive encephalopathy, heart failure and acute renal failure are rarely reported.
Prevention of glomerulonephritis
The disease is usually treated, although in some rare cases it may lead to kidney failure.
The doctor to treat glomerulonephritis is the Nephrologist
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