Glossary for Proteinuria in children
Medical terms related to Proteinuria in children or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
- Allergies: Immune system over-reaction to various substances.
- Alport Syndrome: A rare hereditary disorder involving the progressive deterioration of parts of the kidney resulting in chronic kidney disease.
- Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
- Bladder symptoms: Symptoms related to the bladder and urination.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Capillaria philippiensis infection: A fish borne parasite that can infect humans. Transmission most often occurs through ingestion of contaminated fish. Severity of symptoms tend to increase as the number of worms multiply in the intestines. Death can occur if the condition is left untreated.
- Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
- Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
- Chronic pyelonephritis: chronic pyelonephritis is persistent kidney inflammation that can scar the kidneys and may lead to chronic renal failure
- Constrictive pericarditis: Constrictive pericarditis refers to an chronic inflammation of the sac that covers the heart (pericardium) that results in scarring of the pericardium.
- Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Epstein-Barr virus: Common virus causing mononucleosis
- Fabry disease: Genetic fat storage disorder
- Fanconi's syndrome: A sometimes genetic condition where a kidney disorder leads to loss of important chemicals and nutrients through the urine. This leads to symptoms such as osteomalacia, acidosis, rickets and hypokalemia.
- Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
- Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system
- Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: A rare kidney disorder involving scarring of parts of the kidney filtering system which affects kidney function. It usually occurs for no apparent reason but can result from kidney damage caused by illicit drug use, certain viral infections and HIV.
- HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
- Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
- Hemoglobinuria: A medical term for the presence of blood in the urine. There are a large number of serious and benign conditions that can cause large or small amounts of blood in the urine.
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura: A form of vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) that affects blood capillaries and affects mostly the skin, kidneys, joints and stomach.
- Hydronephrosis: Swelling of the kidney resulting from a blockage to the flow of urine.
- Hypopigmented lesions in children: Hypopigmented lesions in children refers are sores or ulcers that are colorless or have lost color in a child.
- Idiopathic minimal change nephrotic syndrome: A rare kidney disorder which has no apparent cause. The filtering structures of the kidneys are only slightly damaged and appear to be almost normal. Progression to kidney failure is very rare.
- Intercourse symptoms: Symptoms related to the act of sexual intercourse.
- Interstitial nephritis: Any primary or secondary condition which affects the renal interstitial tissue
- Leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells, usually white blood cells.
- Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
- Lymphoma: Any neoplastic disorder that occurs in lymphoid tissue
- Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
- Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis: A rare kidney disorder characterized by blood in the urine caused by a particular type of inflammation inside the kidneys. Immune system abnormalities result in abnormal immune deposits in the mesangial cells (part of the capillaries inside the kidneys) of the kidneys. The mesangial cells become bigger and their numbers increase as a result.
- Nail-Patella Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by small or absent kneecap and ridged and/or absent nails as well as other abnormalities
- Neoplasms: abnormal proliferation of cells.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
- Pheochromocytoma: pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually starts in the cells of the adrenal glands
- Polycystic kidney disease: Genetic kidney disease causing kidney cysts.
- Primary Glomerulonephritis: Kidney inflammation from autoimmune causes
- Proteinuria: Excessive protein excreted in urine.
- Reflux nephropathy: A condition which is characterized by reflux of urine from the bladder back up the ureters
- Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
- Selig-Benacerraf-Greene syndrome: A very rare disorder characterized mainly by kidney abnormalities, enlarged bladder due to an obstruction in the urethra and fused legs.
- Sexual symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sexual organs
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
- Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
- Tubulointerstitial disease:
- Urinary difficulty: Various difficulties with urination
- Urinary problems: Any problems which occur to the urinary tract
- Urinary symptoms: Symptoms affecting urination or related organs.
- Urine symptoms: Symptoms related to urine or urination.
- Viral diseases: Any disease that is caused by a virus
- Wilms' tumor: A malignant kidney tumor that occurs in children.
- Wilson's disease: Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a neurodegenerative disease of copper metabolism.
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