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Disease or Condition — Kidney, Urinary, and Genital Disorders:
crescentic glomerulonephritis

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Description

Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is a type of glomerulonephritis, a kidney disease that affects the glomeruli, the tiny filters in the kidneys that help remove waste from the blood. RPGN is a severe form of glomerulonephritis that progresses quickly and can cause kidney failure in a matter of weeks or months. Symptoms of RPGN include swelling, high blood pressure, dark urine, and fatigue. Treatment for RPGN typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and slow the progression of the disease, as well as dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Synonyms
  • rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis
  • RPGN
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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