Varied Presentations of Acute Glomerulonephritis in Children Single centre experience from a developing country

Kalpana Malla, Moinak S Sarma, Tejesh Malla, Anna Thaplial

Abstract


Objectives: The objective of this prospective study, carried out at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, was to document the various clinical presentations of children with acute glomerulonephritis and compare them with the available biological parameters in Western Nepal. Methods: Clinical and laboratory parameters of children with oedema and microscopic/macroscopic haematuria. Results: For seven years (2000-2007), 92 cases of children were clinically diagnosed with acute glomerulonephritis (AGN). Other clinical and laboratory anaylses were also eventful. Conclusion: The present study highlights the varied presentations of AGN, atypical presentations or complications of glomerulonephritis being more common than the classical presentation in the Western Region of Nepal.

 

 


Keywords


Renal disease; Glomerulonephritis, acute; Urinary tract infection; Nepal.

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