Glomerulonephritis is the inflammation of tiny filters in the kidneys. Glomeruli remove excess fluid, electrolytes and waste from your bloodstream and pass them into your urine. It can be acute. It is also known as glomerular disease.
The symptoms depend on whether you have acute or chronic form. It also depends upon the cause of the disease. Pink or cola-colored urine from red blood cells in your urine (hematuria) Foamy urine due to excess protein (proteinuria) High blood pressure (hypertension) Fluid retention (edema) with swelling evident in your face, hands, feet and abdomen Fatigue from anemia or kidney failure.
Treatment and Statistics
Twenty-nine-year-old man with an erythematous-edematous skin lesion with pruritus, with two weeks of evolution, in the infraumbilical region and which later evolved to the right side of the abdomen. In Peru he had eaten ceviche three weeks before the emergence of the symptoms. Lab tests showed 17% eosinophilia (1530/mm3).