Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Glomerulonephritis
Severe or prolonged inflammation associated with glomerulonephritis can damage the kidneys.
Clinical Pearl of the Day: Glomerulonephritis
Glomerulonephritis is inflammation of the tiny filters in the kidneys (glomeruli).
- Glomeruli remove excess fluid, electrolytes, and waste from the bloodstream and pass them into the urine.
- Glomerulonephritis can be acute or gradual (chronic).
- Glomerulonephritis occurs on its own or as part of another disease, such as lupus or diabetes.
- Severe or prolonged inflammation associated with glomerulonephritis can damage the kidneys.
- Treatment depends on the type of glomerulonephritis.
- Symptoms include pink urine, foamy urine, high blood pressure, and fluid retention.
- Diagnosis includes urine test, blood test, and imaging studies.
- Treatment depends on the patient’s symptoms, whether it’s acute or chronic, and whether there is an infection present.