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Pediatric Acute Glomerulonephritis

Pediatric acute glomerulonephritis occurs when tiny tubes in a child’s kidneys (glomeruli) become inflamed and interfere with kidney function.


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What is Pediatric Acute Glomerulonephritis?

Acute glomerulonephritis results from inflammation of tiny tubes (glomeruli) in the kidney. These tubes act as a filter, cleaning the blood by separating wastes and extra fluid. When the glomeruli do not function properly, waste products build up in blood. Protein and red blood cells also can leak into urine.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Acute Glomerulonephritis?

What are the causes of Pediatric Acute Glomerulonephritis?

Acute glomerulonephritis occurs suddenly as the result of an infection, such as strep throat, impetigo (bacterial skin infection), lupus or a bacterial infection in the heart.

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