With a global incidence of 1.3 per 100,000 people/year, glomerulonephritis accounts for nearly 25 per cent of all end-stage kidney diseases. It is an autoimmune disease marked by severe damage to the glomeruli, i.e. the cleaning units of the kidney. Glomerulonephritis can be the result of an underlying disease or ailment and carries potential risks, such as irreversible kidney damage.
What are the different types of Glomerulonephritis?
Glomerulonephritis is broadly classified into two types based on the onset and progression of the symptoms. These are:
What causes Glomerulonephritis?
There are a number of different conditions that can cause glomerulonephritis by leading to the inflammation of the glomeruli. These include:
What are the symptoms of Glomerulonephritis?
The patients may experience different symptoms depending upon the type of Glomerulonephritis, i.e. whether it is acute or chronic. Common symptoms that might be an indication of glomerulonephritis include:
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