Glomerular Diseases

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Glomerular Diseases

Glomerulonephritis:
Immune mediated inflammatory inflammation of the glomeruli following a streptococcal infection (usually respiratory, occasionally skin).
Antibody-antigen immune complexes entrapped in the glomerular capillary membranes.
Treatment – antibiotics for infection; supportive therapy until resolved (eg diuretics)

Alport’s Syndrome:
Inherited progressive degeneration of the glomerular basement membrane due to a defect in type IV collagen. Progressive  renal transplant.

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