Glomurelonephritis (GN) is a kidney disease caused by the swelling of the small filters in your kidney (known as glomeruli). The role of the glomeruli is to remove excess waste and fluid from the bloodstream into the urine. In people with GN, this important kidney function is lost, due to either a sudden onset of glomeruli inflammation (acute), or a gradual onset (chronic).
There are 4 types of glomerulonephritis:
- IgA nephropathy
- Focal segmental global sclerosis (FSGC)
- Membranous glomurelonephritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus