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About Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis (also called GN or glomerular disease) is a group of rare kidney diseases. It affects parts of the kidney called the glomeruli. The glomeruli help filter extra fluid from the blood. Glomerulonephritis can cause the glomeruli to become inflamed and damaged.

Glomerulonephritis affects younger people more often. Treating the disease at the right time can help prevent kidney disease from getting worse. Despite this, glomerulonephritis was the main diagnosis in 21.5% of Ontario patients with end-stage kidney disease in 2015.

Education Resources

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