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- n. A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the renal glomeruli.
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- n. A form of nephritis characterized by inflammation of the glomeruli
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, inflammation of the Malpighian bodies of the kidney.
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- n. nephritis marked by inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney; characterized by decreased production of urine and by the presence of blood and protein in the urine and by edema
Streptococcus is sometimes followed by an acute kidney disease called glomerulonephritis, which would explain the severe swelling.
The chemical treatment also alleviated the SLE-associated symptoms such as glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, and accumulation of anti-nuclear and - DNA antibodies in the SLE model mice resulting from chronic surface exposure of gp96.
A previous kidney biopsy from New Hampshire had shown membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, inflammation of microscopic structures in the kidney caused by an abnormal immune response.
I once had glomerulonephritis as a result of an undiagnosed strep infection - so I like to get a real diagnosis and I ask for her to send Rx for the antibiotics to the pharmacy only after the results come back!
About one-third of all SLE patients will develop lupus nephritis also known as lupus glomerulonephritis, a serious kidney disease that can lead to kidney failure.
- Follow-up to exclude acute rheumatic fever (polyarthritis, cardiac signs) and glomerulonephritis (edema, proteinuria, hypertension, hematuria).
It was a sign of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, or kidney failure.
For the last eight months, Chadwick endured dialysis treatments for three and a half hours every day for his condition, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, in which his immune system attacked his kidneys, slowly scarring them beyond repair.
Dr. Ronald Falk, nephrology and hypertension division chief and UNC Kidney Center director, is leading a study into glomerulonephritis and vasculitis caused by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, the most common form of glomerular disease.
The patent, "Targeting Complement Factor H For Treatment of Diseases," includes method of treatment claims that could apply to diseases such as macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, ischemia reperfusion, organ transplant rejection, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (MPGN II), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and lupus nephritis, officials said.