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Glomerulonephritis: Introduction

Glomerulonephritis: Inflammation of the glomeruli . Most often, it is caused by an autoimmune disease , but it can also ... more about Glomerulonephritis.

Glomerulonephritis: Kidney disease where the kidney's have problems removing waste material and excessive fluid. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Glomerulonephritis is available below.

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Article Excerpts about Glomerulonephritis

Inflammation of the glomeruli . Most often, it is caused by an autoimmune disease , but it can also result from infection. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Definitions of Glomerulonephritis:

Glomerular disease characterized by an inflammatory reaction, with leukocyte infiltration and cellular proliferation of the glomeruli, or that appears to be the result of immune glomerular injury. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Nephritis marked by inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney; characterized by decreased production of urine and by the presence of blood and protein in the urine and by edema - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Glomerulonephritis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Glomerulonephritis, or a subtype of Glomerulonephritis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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