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i was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. is this hereditary? will my children inherit this disease from me?

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Dr. Aileen Sedman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Depends on type: Nephritis means "inflammation of the kidney" and has many different causes including post streptococcal nephritis, lupes nephritis, membranoproliferative nephritis etc. None of the above are directly inherited. However there is a disease called "alports syndrome" that is inherited directly. You need to talk to your physician, find out what type of nephritis you had and have him/her advise you.

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A 16-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: There are a number of kidney diseases under the heading of "nephritis." two common nephritis in children, poststrep glomerulonephritis and IgA nephropathy, are fairly benign conditions and are not inheritable.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the classification of nephritis in children?

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Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
See a pediatrician: The causes and treatments of nephritis are complicated. You should see a pediatrician immediately.
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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nephritis: is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes.

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