There are several different types of glomerulonephritis. Among these are fibrillary, Postreptococcal, crescentic, acute and membranous. These are all types of kidney disorder and are all very serious.
When you are diagnosed with fibrillary glomerulonephritis, it is pretty scary. Fibrillary glomerulonephritis is a rare cause of progressive renal dysfunction. Unfortunately there is no cure for this disease. When you are treated for fibrillary glomerulonephritis, your doctor will try to slow the progression of this disease.
Another type is poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis which is characterized by the sudden appearance of edema, proteinuria and hypertension.
There is also crescentic glomerulonephritis which is classified into five types. Type I with linear deposits of immunoglobulin G. Type II with granular deposits of immune deposits. Next is Type III with few or no immune deposits. Next are Type IV which is a combination of I and III. Last there is Type V ANCA which is negative renal vasculitis.
There is also Acute glomerulonephritis which is known for its sudden onset of hematuria, proteinuria. This is due to primary renal disease.
There is also membranous glomerulonephritis. This is a kidney disorder involving inflammation of the structures inside the kidney. You will need a kidney biopsy in order to confirm this condition.
Each type of glomerulonephritis is very similar. They have many of the same signs and symptoms such as foamy urine and swelling of the legs and ankles. In order for your physician to determine exactly which form of glomerulonephritis you have, extensive tests may need to be done.
When you are diagnosed with fibrillary, there are some things that you can do to try to slow the progression of this disease. Within several years you will either need dialysis or a kidney transplant. It is important to get as much information as you can from your physician. You should be aware of what to expect with this disease. You need to know that even though you may slow the progression of fibrillary glomerulonephritis, you will still experience kidney failure at some point.