University of Michigan Health System - link
Department of Internal Medicine - link
NEPHROLOGY
search this site
 



Referring Physicians




Our Faculty & Staff




Research



Fellowship Training Program



Internal Medicine Divisions

 
Glomerular Diseases Clinic

Co-Directors: Roger C. Wiggins, M.B., B.Chir. and Patrick E. Gipson, M.D.

The Glomerular Diseases Clinic focuses on specific kidney diseases that affect the glomeruli, which are the small filter parts of the kidney. These filters can become clogged or damaged and allow protein and blood to leak into the urine, where they are not normally found. While this abnormal blood and protein is one of the main signs that a person has a glomerular kidney disease, it is not usually something that can be seen with the naked eye. It is found with simple laboratory tests of the urine. Further blood, urine, and kidney tests often help doctors determine how severe the disease is, and may help determine its cause.

Not all glomerular diseases are severe, but some are. Some may weaken the kidneys to the point where they no longer are able to clean the blood well. This may lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant.

The goal of the Glomerular Diseases Clinic is to help diagnose the cause of a person’s kidney problem, and then select the best ways to treat it.

Below is more information about specific glomerular diseases, the way they are diagnosed, and some of the treatments that are used. There are helpful links to other web sites where more information is available.

Glomerular Diseases

Click on a disease name for more information:

Glomerular Diseases Research Opportunities:

Contact, Appointment and Referral Information

 
     
   

U-M Medical School
| Hospitals & Health Centers | U-M | TEXT-ONLY

University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive  Ann Arbor, MI 48109   734-936-4000
(c) copyright Regents of the University of Michigan
Template developed & maintained by: Public Relations & Marketing Communications
Contact UMHS

 
The University of Michigan Health System web site does not provide specific medical advice and does not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any links to this site.
Complete disclaimer and Privacy Statement

UMHS HOME

Health Topics A-Z

For Patients & Families

For Health Professionals

Search Tools & Index