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Common Urological Problems

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis

The clinical manifestations of glomerular renal disease are apt to consist only of varying degrees of hematuria, excretion of characteristic formed elements in the urine,  proteinuria,  and renal insufficiency and its complications.

Excluding diabetes, purported immunologic renal diseases are the most common cause of proteinuria and the nephrotic syndrome.

Alterations in glomerular architecture as… Glomerulonephritis   



Renal Involvement in Collagen Diseases

Although it may not be accurate to classify all of these disorders as collagen diseases, disseminated lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic angiitis scleroderma, Wegener’s granulomatosis,  Henoch-Schönlein purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura have been implicated in cases of glomerulonephritis.

The urine sediment is often diagnostic,  containing erythrocytes and erythrocyte casts; renal tubular cells, including… Renal Involvement in Collagen Diseases   



Kidney failure under the microscope

Better targeted treatments for 20 per cent of renal failure patients are on the horizon following a key discovery about the role of white blood cells in kidney inflammation.

In a study published today in Nature Medicine, researchers from Monash University tracked the movements of white blood cells, or leukocytes, leading to a new… Kidney failure under the microscope   



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