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The fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric nephrologists with Norton Children’s Nephrology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, have the training and experience to treat children experiencing glomerulonephritis. Our kidney specialists can work with you and your child to improve symptoms and limit damage to the kidneys.
Glomerulonephritis is a kidney condition in which the glomeruli become inflamed. The glomeruli are structures that supply blood to the nephrons, the part of the kidney that filters urine. When nephrons do not receive the needed blood flow from the glomeruli, the kidneys have difficulty filtering urine.
Glomerulonephritis can be caused by varying conditions, including:
Each child can experience symptoms differently. The most common symptoms of glomerulonephritis include:
Treatment for glomerulonephritis will depend on a child’s age, overall health and family health history, as well as the extent of the condition and its cause. If the child’s condition is considered to be acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN ––glomerulonephritis caused by a strep infection), treatment will be focused on curing the strep infection. Other treatments may include: