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Many diseases affect kidney function by attacking the glomeruli, the tiny units within the kidney where blood is cleaned. Damage to the glomeruli causes blood and protein to be lost in the urine.

Often the precise cause of glomerulonephritis is unknown; however this condition can develop quickly with loss of kidney function occurring over weeks and months, called rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.

Jefferson nephrologists can give you a thorough evaluation to help diagnose and treat the underlying problem to eliminate the symptoms of your illness and prevent further damage to your kidney. Your physician will recommend a personalized treatment plan based on the extent of the damage done to your kidneys. This could include medication therapy, dialysis or, in the instance of kidney failure, a kidney transplant. Our medical team will guide you through all the treatment options to determine what course of treatment is best for you.

Rated a Top Hospital for Kidney Disease by Philadelphia magazine, you will benefit from our multidisciplinary approach by having access to various experts who will guide you and your family from evaluation through postoperative recovery. We also provide long-term follow-up care through clinic visits and monitored laboratory studies. Our team continues to search for new ways to assist patients in seeking a better quality of life through kidney transplant.