If these filtering units get inflamed (swollen) for some reason (see causes) this is called glomerulonephritis.
Segmental necrotising glomerulonephritis with antineutrophil antibody: possible arbovirus etiology.
Patients may present with life-threatening renal failure due to rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis requiring urgent dialysis and immunosuppression.
It is sometimes called membranous nephritis or membranous glomerulonephritis.
Renal disease is characteristic and the typical histological appearance is a focal segmental necrotising glomerulonephritis.
Treatment for scarlet fever is intended to offset the possibility of serious complications such as rheumatic fever (a heart disease) or kidney inflammation (glomerulonephritis) can develop.
If left untreated, the type of bacteria causing this type of impetigo has the potential to cause a serious kidney disease (glomerulonephritis).
Common autoimmune disorders are rheumatoid arthritis, glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary.com.