Amyloidosis causes an abnormal protein buildup in various organs, which can include your heart and kidneys, and can permanently damage them and disrupt their functions.
Glomerulonephritis affects your kidneys' filtering function. Complications include high blood pressure, protein in the urine (proteinuria) and kidney failure.
Henoch-Schonlein purpura causes inflammation of small blood vessels (vasculitis) and often a purplish rash. It's most common in children ages 2 to 6.
IgA nephropathy (Berger's disease) is a kidney disorder caused by abnormal deposits of immunoglobulin A (IgA) inside your kidneys.
Postpartum preeclampsia — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms and treatment of this post-pregnancy condition.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication defined by high blood pressure and excess protein in your urine. The only cure is delivery of your baby.
Vesicoureteral reflux is the abnormal flow of urine backward from the bladder. Usually found in children, it increases the risk of urinary tract infections.
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