Clinical and Pathologic Features of Acute Glomerulonephritis

Selam Shkurti, Benard Shehu


Background: & Objectives:  Glomerulonephritis is a progressive kidney disease that involves the glomeruli, the individual filtering units of the kidney that produce urine. When the glomeruli become inflamed, the kidneys can't filter urine properly.

Methods: A sample of percutaneous renal biopsies for medical renal disease submitted to the nephro­pathology unit of University Hospital Center "Mother Theresa", Tirana, Albania from January 2010 to December 2011 were included.

Results: A total of 239 biopsies were thus included in the study, 109 obtained during 2010 and 130 during 2011. The indications for renal biopsy, as obtained from the histopathology request forms, were used for the categorization of data, which were statistically analyzed using a standard chi-square test.

Interpretation & Conclusion: The nephrotic syndrome, if it occurs, proliferates and persists in patients with progressive renal insufficiency but subsides in others who are left with relatively unimpaired renal function and who may go on to recovery.


Key Words: Nephrotic Syndrome, Acute renal failure, Non-nephrotic Proteinuria


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