In all your life this is mostly probably the first time you’ve ever seen anything like this – that means it’s important!
GET YOUR DOCTOR INVOLVED!!
Acute proliferative glomerulonephritis
poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, or
infection-related glomerulonephritis, or
bacterial infection-related glomerulonephritis
○ most typically Impetigo but it can also occur after strep pharyngitis
○ most commonly occurs in children
○ In 2013 acute glomerulonephritis resulted in 19,000 fatalities
○ This is not something to take lightly if considered or once diagnosed.
○ Hematuria – red blood cells seeping through the damaged glomeruli and showing up in the urine and causing it to look the way it did in todays picture
○ Oliguria – decreased urine production that in this instance is worrisome for progressing/impending renal failure
○ Edema – diffuse swelling within the limbs and soft tissue
○ Hypertension – increased blood pressure with decreased blood flow through the kidneys, and
○ Constitutional symptoms such fever, headache, malaise, anorexia, and nausea
○Consider several other potential causes of acute glomerulonephritis such as;
Type I membraneoproliferative glomerulonephritis
○ As well as consider other causes of generalized edema such as;
Right Heart Failure
○ And as part of your work-up they may consider;
A Complement profile
● Treatment may include antibiotics to treat the infection; controlling blood pressure; controlling inflammation; and dietary considerations.