DaVita.com Kidney Education http://www.davita.com DaVita provides a complete range of dialysis treatments and support services for patients living with chronic kidney failure, also known as end stage renal disease, or ESRD. What Is Glomerulonephritis? http://www.davita.com/kidney-disease-overview/symptoms and diagnosis/what-is-glomerulonephritis?/a/4727

Glomerulonephritis, also called glomerular disease, is a type of kidney disease in which the kidneys’ filters become inflamed or damaged. It is the third leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States. There are many different causes of glomerulonephritis, including infections or autoimmune diseases such as lupus, and it can come on slowly or quickly. In some cases, glomerulonephritis can lead to ESRD and dialysis. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of glomerulonephritis.