A 5-year-old boy is admitted to the hospital for acute glomerulonephritis. What is typically the first symptom?


•Hematuria and proteinuria are the first clinical symptoms of a patient with acute glomerulonephritis

•Glomerulonephritis comprises a specific set of renal diseases that causes inflammation and proliferation of glomerular tissue.

•Acute glomerulonephritis is often caused by a streptococcal infection such as impetigo or strep throat.

•High blood pressure, edema, and heart failure may result after the loss of protein and blood in the urine.

•Azotemia is the elevation of urea and creatinine in the blood. In glomerulonephritis, this is uncommon initially, but may indicate advanced disease after severe damage to the kidney.

•Fever will accompany a stepococcal infection, which precedes acute glomerulonephritis

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