What Are Nephrotic and Nephritic Syndrome? - Signs & Consequences


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What might be a consequence of glomerular inflammation that results in hematuria, proteinuria and hypertension?

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1. Increased levels of protein in the urine will most likely occur with what other issue?

2. What is the term for low urine output?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand information about what causes nephrotic and nephritic syndromes. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of proteinuria and edema.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Consequence of glomerular inflammation
  • What can happen when increased level of protein in the urine occur
  • Low urine output
  • Proteinuria
  • Treatment for edema

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related nephrotic and nephritic syndromes lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the treatment for edema
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what low urine output is

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to nephrotic and nephritic syndromes, read through the brief lesson on Characteristics of Nephrotic & Nephritic Syndromes. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what nephrotic syndrome is and how it can be caused by membranous nephropathy or diabetic nephropathy
  • Understand how nephrotic syndrome can lead to hypoalbuminemia and proteinuria
  • Recall what nephritic syndrome is and how it is caused by glomerular inflammation
  • Review treatment options for nephrotic and nephritic syndromes and how treating the underlying causes is usually the best approach