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Glomerulonephritis: Overview, Causes and Types


Chronic GN
The chronic form of GN can develop over several years with no or very few symptoms. This can cause irreversible damage to your kidneys and ultimately lead to complete kidney failure.


Chronic GN doesn’t always have a clear cause. A genetic disease can sometimes cause chronic GN. Hereditary nephritis occurs in young men with poor vision and poor hearing. Other possible causes include:

  • certain immune diseases
  • a history of cancer
  • exposure to some hydrocarbon solvents

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