Penn Medicine’s Glomerular Diseases Clinic offers complete care for all types of glomerular disease. We are the only glomerular disease clinic in the region, and our clinical expertise for these rare diseases is among the best in the nation. Using a multidisciplinary approach, our physicians see extremely rare cases that are often difficult to treat, offering leading-edge care from experts who are the best in their field.
Glomerular disease refers to diseases of the filters of the kidney (glomeruli), which include two main categories:
Inflammation of glomeruli can also occur on its own without the presence of a systemic disease such as lupus and vasculitis; this is termed primary glomerular disease.
Common glomerular diseases that cause inflammation of the glomeruli include:
There are other forms of glomerular disease that do not involve acute inflammation.
These can be:
Signs and symptoms associated with glomerular disease break out into several clinical syndromes:
Penn's Glomerular Disease Clinic offers the latest advancements in diagnostic testing for glomerular diseases including:
Penn physicians provide comprehensive, high quality patient care for all types of glomerular diseases.
Our services include:
Common treatments for glomerular disease include:
Penn's Glomerular Diseases Clinic implements a multidisciplinary approach to care working closely with:
Penn Kidney physicians provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for glomerular diseases.