Glomurelonephritis (GN) is a kidney disease caused by the inflammation of the small filters in your kidney (known as glomeruli). The role of the glomeruli is to remove excess waste and fluid from your bloodstream into your urine. In people with Glomurelonephritis, this important kidney function is lost, due to either a sudden onset of glomeruli inflammation (acute), or a gradual onset (chronic).
There are four types of glomerulonephritis:
- IgA Nephropathy
- Focal Segmental Global Sclerosis (FSGC)
- Membranous Glomurelonephritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus