glomerulonephritismedical dictionary

<nephrology> A variety of nephritis characterised by inflammation of the capillary loops in the glomeruli of the kidney. It occurs in acute, subacute and chronic forms and may be secondary to haemolytic streptococcal infection. Evidence also supports possible immune or autoimmune mechanisms.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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