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Pediatric Glomerulonephritis

Key Points About Glomerulonephritis in Children

  • The kidneys contain many tiny coils of blood vessels called glomeruli. Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease where these become inflamed. The disease makes it hard for the kidneys to filter the blood.
  • The condition has many possible causes, such as an autoimmune disease or an infection.
  • Symptoms can include dark brown urine, less urine and low energy.
  • Treatment may include changes in diet, medicines or dialysis.
  • If glomerulonephritis does not go away, it may lead to kidney failure.

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Providers Who Treat Glomerulonephritis

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Departments that Treat Glomerulonephritis

Kidney Transplantation

The Kidney Transplantation Program is the only one of its kind in the Washington, D.C., area focused on the needs of children and teens with kidney disease. Additionally, it is the region's only Medicare-approved center for kidney transplants in children and teens.

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Nephrology

Learn how our highly skilled team works across divisions to manage the full range of kidney diseases in children, including dialysis and kidney transplantation.