onset of symptoms may go unnoticed. The condition is often diagnosed during a
routine physical exam or eye examination, when the patient may be found to have:
Vascular changes or hemorrhages in the eyes.
c. An acute attack may be manifested by:
Scanty amounts of bloody, cloudy, sediment filled urine.
Swollen, congested kidneys.
Edema, facial and extremity.
Increased blood levels of urea and creatinine.
(10) Congestive heart failure.
(11) Renal failure.
2-31. NURSING IMPLICATIONS
Nursing care of patients with glomerulonephritis involves observing for
complications and protecting the kidneys from further damage. Nursing personnel
should do the following:
a. Monitor vital signs.
b. Encourage bedrest.
c. Observe strict I & O.