How to Treat Acute Glomerulonephritis in Children
Acute Glomerulonephritis in children usually occurs after acute streptococcal infection. It is an inflammation of kidney due to immune deposits in glomeruli. Without proper treatment, the disease may progress into Chronic Renal Failure. Therefore, it is very essential for your children to receive treatment as early as possible.
Acute Glomerulonephritis in children is attributable to the immune dysfunction. When the streptococcal virus invades into body, the immune system produces relevant antibodies to defeat the antigens. For immune dysfunction, the antibodies bind to antigens and form immune complexes in blood. Afterwards, these immune complexes reach kidneys and deposit in glomerular basilar membrane through blood circulation. These immune complexes attract inflammatory factors constantly thus resulting in glomerular immune injury. In clinic, the children will present protein, urine decreased urine output, hematuria etc.
As for the treatment of Acute Glomerulonephritis in children, the doctor should prescribe antibiotics to control the infections.
The following treatment should focuses on suppressing the inflammation in kidney, restoring the impaired kidneys and rebuilding immune system.
After the above systemic treatment, the children’ symptoms will relieve greatly and renal function will improve or recover normal. In this way, they will be able to avoid developing Chronic Renal Failure and complications of Acute Glomerulonephritis in children.
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