This means inflammation of the kidney. It rarely occurs before ages 4 to 5 years. It follows 1 to 3 weeks after a small percentage of skin or throat infections by certain kinds of streptococcal bacteria. Common symptoms are puffiness around the eyes, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, headache, and decreased urine output. Urine is greenish-colored or brown red.
There Is generally no cure for the kidney problem itself. In treating the kidney, there are effective treatment for the complications of nephritis such as high blood pressures, convulsions, heart failure, and kidney failure. Kidney failure may lead to artificial kidney and kidney transplantation. The artificial kidney is a machine to filter waste products from the blood taking over the job of the diseased kidneys. In kidney transplantation, the patient's diseased kidneys are removed surgically and a normal kidney is substituted.
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