How does nephritis affect the prognosis of acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Timely identification of pyelonephritis, proper treatment, and further prevention using prophylactic antibiotics may improve the prognosis, especially in females. Early diagnosis of crescentic glomerulonephritis via renal biopsy and other appropriate tests may enhance early renal recovery, because appropriate therapy can be initiated promptly and aggressively. The number of crescents, the type of crescents (ie, cellular vs fibrous), and the serum creatinine level at the time of presentation may dictate prognosis for renal recovery in these patients.


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