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Glomerulonephritis

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What are the Treatment Options
available for glomerulonephritis?

Acute Form :

It may go away by itself. Sometimes you may need medication or even temporary treatment with an artificial kidney machine to remove extra fluid and control high blood pressure and kidney failure. Antibiotics are not used for acute glomerulonephritis, but they are important in treating other forms of disease related to infection. If your illness is getting worse rapidly, you may be put on high doses of medicines that affect your immune system. Sometimes, your doctor may order plasmapheresis, a special blood filtering process to remove harmful proteins from your blood.

Chronic Form:

There is no specific treatment for the chronic form of the illness. Your doctor may tell you to:

eat less protein, salt and potassium
control your blood pressure
take diuretics
take calcium supplements.

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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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