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Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis is inflammation of the tissues in your kidney. These tissues work as a filter to separate waste and extra fluid from your blood. Your body turns waste and extra fluid into urine. Glomerulonephritis may be an immune system response to a trigger, causing inflammation. It may also develop a week or more after a strep infection.

What increases my risk for glomerulonephritis?

What are the signs and symptoms of glomerulonephritis?

How is glomerulonephritis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and examine you. You may need any of the following tests:

How is glomerulonephritis treated?

Treatment depends on the cause. You may not need any treatment or you may need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

How can I manage my symptoms?

Call 911 for any of the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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