Pediatric Glomerulopathy

Pediatric Glomerulopathy

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Summary

Glomerulopathy is a name for a group of conditions that affect the glomeruli in the kidneys and may cause kidney failure.

Expanded overview

There are several conditions that can cause kidney problems by damaging the glomeruli (tiny filtering units located inside the kidneys). The glomeruli help the kidneys remove extra water and waste from the body, while keeping the good proteins and other important nutrients. When a child has a condition that affects the glomeruli, it is called glomerulopathy or a glomerular disease.

Examples of glomerular diseases include Berger’s disease (IgA nephropathy) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

Causes

Pediatric glomerulopathy may be caused by:

Symptoms

The symptoms of glomerulopathy may include:

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