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  Treatment of glomerulonephritis normally includes drugs such as cortisone or cytotoxic drugs (those that are destructiveto certain cells or antigens). Diuretics may be prescribed to increase urination. If high blood pressure is present, drugsmay be prescribed to decrease the hypertension. Iron and vitamin supplements may be recommended if the patientbecomes anemic.

  Acute pyelonephritis may require hospitalization for severe illness. Antibiotics will be prescribed, with the length oftreatment based on the severity of the infection. In the case of chronic pyelonephritis, a sixmonth course of antibioticsmay be necessary to rid the infection. Surgery is sometimes necessary.

  Treatment of hereditary nephritis depends of the variety of the disease and severity at the time of treatment.

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