What are the complications of acute glomerulonephritis?

  • Hypertensive encephalopathy which usually presents with headaches, vomiting, drowsiness and convulsions. This may be the first sign of acute glomerulonephritis.
  • Pulmonary oedema and heart failure due to fluid overload. This presents with breathing difficulties, especially when lying down.
  • Acute renal failure with raised serum urea and creatinine

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