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.
Treatment of the disease depends on the form of disease, the underlying cause of the disease and the type and severity of signs and symptoms. The goal of treatment is to protect the kidneys from further damage.
Treatment and Statistics
Using a large employer group health plan database, James B. Wetmore, MD, and colleagues at the Chronic Disease Research Group in Minneapolis, Minn., identified 9,575 cases of primary GN and 7,176 cases of GN resulting from systemic immunologic disease among 13,712,946 enrollees from 2007-2011, which translated into a prevalence of 69.8 cases and 52.3 cases, respectively, per 100,000 persons.