Glomerulonephritis

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What is glomerulonephritis?

Glomerulonephritis (GN), also known as nephritic syndrome, is an inflammation of the glomeruli, structures in the kidneys that perform the first step in filtering blood to form urine. GN can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney failure.

Common symptoms reported by people with glomerulonephritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with glomerulonephritis

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Compare treatments taken by people with glomerulonephritis

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Who has glomerulonephritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 10
30s 35
40s 65
50s 62
60s 40
70+ 19
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 79
Female 150

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 71
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from glomerulonephritis patients who have completed their condition history
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