Introduction: Glomerular Disease


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Glomerular Disease: Condition affecting the glomerules in the kidney.

Glomerular Disease: Many diseases affect kidney function by attacking the tiny units within the kidney where blood is cleaned. Glomerular diseases include many conditions with a variety of genetic and environmental causes, but they fall into two major categories:

  • Glomerulonephritis (gloh-MAIR-yoo-loh-neh-FRY-tis) describes the inflammation of the membrane tissue in the kidney that serves as a filter, separating wastes and extra fluid from the blood.

  • Glomerulosclerosis (gloh-MAIR-yoo-loh-skleh-ROH-sis) describes the scarring or hardening of the tiny blood vessels within the kidney.
Although glomerulonephritis and glomerulosclerosis have different causes, they can both lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 1

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1. excerpt from Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK

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