Renal Disease According To Each Part Of The Glomerulus

Renal Disease According To Each Part Of The Glomerulus.

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Many diseases affect kidney function by attacking the Functional unit of kidney[ glomeruli], the Very small units within the kidney where body fluid is Filtered and cleaned. Glomerular disorders include many conditions with a variety of genetic[inherited] and environmental causes, but they classified into two major categories:

  • Glomerulonephritis (gloh-MEHR-yoo-loh-nef-RY-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-MEHR-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 kidney failure.

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Renal Disease According To Each Part Of The Glomerulus

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  1. Bright June 15, 2017
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