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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Nephritis: is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
It is: a generic term for an inflammatory process of the kidneys. There are multiple potential causes.
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Inflammation: Inflammation in the kidney is referred to as nephritis. It is associated with high blood pressure, edema and hematuria. It can occur because of infection, autoimmune disease or medications. Regular follow up with a nephrologist is essential to ensure that kidney damage is minimized.
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