Glomerular Diseases

Glomerular disease can occur by itself (eg, affecting only the kidney), or may be associated with an underlying medical condition that affects other organ systems, such as lupus, diabetes, or certain infections. Glomerular disease can develop suddenly (called Acute), or develop slowly over a period of years (called Chronic). Treatment of glomerular disease depends upon its cause and type. Many diseases affect kidney function by attacking the glomeruli, the tiny units within the kidney where blood is cleaned. Glomerular diseases include many conditions with a variety of genetic and environmental causes, but they fall into two major categories:

Glomerulonephritis (gloh-MEHR-yoo-loh-nef-RY-tis) describes the inflammation of the membrane tissue in the kidney that serves as a filter, separating wastes and extra fluid from the blood.

Glomerulosclerosis (gloh-MEHR-yoo-loh-skleh-ROH-sis) describes the scarring or hardening of the tiny blood vessels within the kidney.

  • Chronic primary glomerulonephritis
  • Post Infectious glomerulonephritis
  • Idiopathic glomerulonephritis
  • Acute, chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Environmental causes of glomerular diseases
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Primary hyperoxaluria

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15th Annual Congress on Nephrology & Therapeutics

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2nd Annual Kidney Congress

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16th European Nephrology Conference

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13th World Nephrology Conference

Dubai,UAE
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19th Global Nephrologists Annual Meeting

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