glomerulonephritis
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GC: n

S: RUN – http://www.renalandurologynews.com/end-stage-renal-disease/glomerulonephritis-raises-end-stage-renal-disease-risk/article/514715/ (last access: 28 October 2016); NMN – http://www.news-medical.net/health/IgA-Nephropathy-Bergers-Disease.aspx (last access: 28 October 2016).

N: 1. From glomerulus (from Late Latin, “small ball”) and nephritis (1570s, from Late Latin, from Greek nephritis “disease of the kidneys,” from nephros “kidney”) + -itis (“inflammation”).
2. Glomerulonephritis may be caused by problems with the body’s immune system. Often, the exact cause of this condition is unknown.
3. Common symptoms of glomerulonephritis are: a) blood in the urine. b) foamy urine. c) swelling of the face, eyes, ankles, feet, legs, or abdomen.
4. Because symptoms may develop slowly, the disorder may be discovered when you have an abnormal urinalysis during a routine physical or examination for another condition.
5. Treatment depends on the cause of the disorder, and the type and severity of symptoms. Controlling high blood pressure is usually the most important part of treatment.
6. Most cases of glomerulonephritis can’t be prevented. Some cases may be prevented by avoiding or limiting exposure to organic solvents, mercury, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

S: 1. OED (last access: 28 October 2016). 2 to 6. MEDLP – https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000484.htm (last access: 29 October 2016).

SYN: glomerular nephritis

S: TERMIUM PLUS (last access: 28 October 2016)

CR: biopsy, cryoglobulinemia, disease, nephrology, syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, urology.