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Glomerulonephritis

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What causes glomerulonephritis?

Broadly we can divide the causes as follows:

A. Autoimmunity:  
When the body's immune system functions properly, it creates protein-like substances called antibodies and immunoglobulins to protect the body against invading organisms. In an autoimmune disease, the immune system creates autoantibodies, which are antibodies or immunoglobulins that attack the body itself. Autoimmune diseases may be systemic and affect many parts of the body, or they may affect only specific organs or regions. 

B. Heredity:
 
Sometimes this disease runs in families –
This kind often shows up in young men who may also have hearing loss and vision loss.

C. Infective :
Glomerular disease sometimes develops rapidly after an infection in other parts of the body. Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN),HIV etc. 

D. Sclerotic diseases:
 
This means scarring of the glomeruli by various sysytemic and local causes. Example : Diabetes, Lupus disease etc.

E. Idiopathic:
 
Cause of the disease is unknown.

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Is there any cases when kidney fails 100% for months together after that kidney become 100 % functional by self or by medication .
rameshdohare Friday, April 20, 2012
My son had this when he was 4 as a result of HSP. When admitted into Childrens Hospital he was in 80% kidney failure. However, in 4 days his kidneys were functionally almost normally. The DR. said he didnt understand how he recovered so quickly. I am looking for statistics as to this type of recovery.
Mamabear10 Tuesday, April 17, 2012
how can you treat this for a premature baby born at 28 weeks now 3 months old fighting for his little life if you can help contact me 210 313-7226 please HELP
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