Glomerulonephritis Types

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It has various types which are classified based on the type of mechanism

Antibody mediated
Cell mediated Injury

Injury to glomeruli results in a variety of signs and symptoms of disease including:


caused by

altered permeability of capillary walls.


caused by

loss of capillary wall integrity.


caused by

impaired filtration of nitrogenous wastes.

Oliguria oranuria

caused by

reduced or absent urine production.


caused by

loss of intravascular oncotic pressure.


caused by

fluid retentionand altered renal regulation of blood pressure.

Several syndromes related to glomerulonephritis have been described.

Nephrotic syndrome: Proteinuria in excess of 3.5 grams in 24 hours, accompanied by edema, hypoalbuminemia, hyperlipidemia and lipiduria.

Acute nephritis or the Nephritic syndrome: Hematuria, variable proteinuria, azotemia, and hypertension.

Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis: Hematuria, oliguria and acute renal failure.

Although much overlap exists, glomerular diseases may be classified by their predominant clinical manifestations.

Nephroti SyndromeNephritic Syndrome
Minimal change disease+++++-
Membranous glomerulonephritis+++++
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis +++++
IgA nephropathy+++++
Membranoproliferative GN+++++
Acute post-infectious GN+++++

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i was diagnosed with mpgn type 2 at 4 yrs old... it all started with a persistant cold. My mom always thought i was pale but, she had no idea until she found me lethargic on the floor.. my blood pressure was sky high. my urine was black. my 14 yr treatment consisted of aggressive doses of prednisone and blood pressure medication. i also give all the credit in the world to the doctors and staff at the Motts childrens hospital in ann arbor michigan.
breanna Thursday, February 04, 2010
my stepmom has minimal change disease- she also has rhem.arthritis- last week relapsed into MCD- her ankles are swolen to painful- Is there anybody who knows what foods are for her to eat???? She also suffers from celiac and is under 100 lbs- Please help!!
Tamara Harchanko Thursday, November 13, 2008
to whom it may concern... I am a 20 year old servivor of MPGN. i was diagnosed at 4 and have now been in remission for 4 years. ive never had a transplant, and although i was very close to it ive never been on dialysis.
breanna Monday, July 07, 2008
Hi bree. Glad to hear you are a survivor of MPGN. I am from ireland and my brothers little girl took this disease 9 weeks ago. She is on dialayis ever day and we are very concerned for her. I would be greatly obliged and grateful to hear the full story of your experiences and any advice you could offer me. Thankyou for you time and take care, colin
no1keene Thursday, August 21, 2008
it all started with a persistant cold.. after about two months of an upper respertory infection my mom found me lethargic on the floor.. my urine was black it was mpgn type 2.
breanna Thursday, February 04, 2010
Hi Bree! My daughter was diagnosed with MPGN type 1 in 2004, she continues to have problems with anemia, seems to be getting worse. Just wondering if you had the same problem?
guest Monday, April 06, 2009

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