Glomerulonephritis natural history, complications and prognosis

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Glomerulonephritis Main page

Glomerulonephritis patient information

Overview

Classification

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Pathophysiology

Differential Diagnosis

Screening

Diagnosis

Prevention

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Complications

  • Acute nephritic syndrome
  • Blood electrolyte problems
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic or repeated urinary tract infection
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Fluid overload -- congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Increased susceptibility to other infections
  • Malignant hypertension
  • Nephrotic syndrome

Prognosis

Glomerulonephritis may be temporary and reversible, or it may get worse. Progressive glomerulonephritis may lead to:

  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Reduced kidney function
  • End-stage kidney disease

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