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What exactly is trench nephritis?

What exactly is trench nephritis?

Obsolete: "Trench Nephritis" is an obsolete term for glomerulonephritis. It goes back to World War I when a lot of soldiers developed it. There are different types of nephritis (inflammation of microscopic anatomical portions of the kidney called the glomeruli). There are different types of nephritis but hen the term is used without specifying, they usually are referring to glomerulonephritis. Hope this answe

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Nephritis (Definition)

Acute or chronic inflammation of kidney due to infection, degenerative process or vascular disease. ...Read more


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What exactly is masugi nephritis?

Nephritis: An experimentally produced, immune-mediated nephritis. Called also nephrotoxic nephritis.

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What exactly is nephritis and what are the causes?

A little vague term: The term nephritis generally means inflammation of the kidneys filtering units. The usual term is glomerulonephritis gn. However, whatever term you use is not adequate to describe the underlying mechanism of disease. That is why the full terms are membranous glomerulonephritis, minimal glomerulonephritis, hereditary nephritis etc. If you have nephritis ask you doctor for the full name/description.

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What to do if I have tubulointerstitial nephritis can some explain to me what it does exactly?

Kidney structure: Kidney specialists look at kidney as 3 compartments- glomerulus, tubulointerstitial and vascular. Tubulointerstitium consists of tubules and interstitium involved in absorption/secretion of electrolytes, water and acids. When diseases affect this part, it is called tubulointerstial nephritis.

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What exactly is nephritis of pregnancy?

What exactly is nephritis of pregnancy?

Eclampsia: During some pregnancies there can be a state of toxemia related to abnormal placental function which leads to acute kidney damage and severe hypertension sometimes with convulsions. The kidneys suffer damage to blood vessels with excessive coagulation and loss of filtration first heralded by protein in the urine.

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Symptoms of nephritis?

Glomerular swelling: There could be blood seen in urine- urine test can also show protein in urine. BP could increase. There could be worsening of kidney function with elevation on urea and creatinine levels in the blood. There can also be swelling in the legs.

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What benign nephritis is?

What benign nephritis is?

Benign GN - opinion: Benign nephritis is a term used by a nephrologist to describe his/her opinion of a patient's condition. Usually this term is attached to patient's with nonproteinuric IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disorder, or recovered post infectious gn. It is an opinion, it is not a guarantee, but when used by a nephrologist it usually means low risk of progression to esrd.

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What are the tests for nephritis?

What are the tests for nephritis?

Blood & Urine tests: A complete serum chemistry and a complete 24 hour urine collection for cr, protein, igg, glucose, electrolytes, ana, etc. Needed. Theses may be either be done by your primary care doctor or a nephrologist.

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What are the major symptoms of nephritis?

What are the major symptoms of nephritis?

See below: The most common symptoms of nephritis will typically be elevated blood pressure with values sometimes extremely elevated, increased swelling of the feet and legs from fluid retention which then will result in weight gain. Shortness of breath can occur if fluid builds up in the lungs. Obviously labs will be abnormal including kidney function abnormalities and abnormal urine tests.

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What are the primary symptoms of nephritis?

What are the primary symptoms of nephritis?

Changes in the urine: Nephritis means inflammation of the kidney. This can sometimes result in blood or protein being lossed in the urine manifesting as a smoky or frothy urinary appearance nephritis can result in kidney injury and as such, patients may present with feelings of fatigue, swelling and elevated blood pressure. In may instances, nephritis causes no symptoms and is picked up incidentally bo routine labs.

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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

Nephritis: Is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes.

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What is the definition or description of: Nephritis?

Nephritis: Acute or chronic inflammation of kidney due to infection, degenerative process or vascular disease. from Merriam Webster Dictionary.

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What is the difference between nephrosis and nephritis?

What is the difference between nephrosis and nephritis?

Inflammation: Nephritis refers to inflammation of the kidney, and can be acute or chronic. It has a variety of causes. Nephrosis is a degenerative disease, usually of a specific part of the kidney called the renal tubule. A nephrosis is generally thought of as any kidney disease that is non-inflammatory.

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What to do if I'm 25 years old. I had nephritis when I was 15?

Nephritis: You did not mention what type of nephritis you had at age 15. Have you had any episodes of it since? If you spent 10 years without seeing a physician and had no problem with your kidneys, you are probably fine. To confirm that, however, you need to see either physician, preferably a nephrologist to make sure. Good luck.

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

See a pediatrician: The causes and treatments of nephritis are complicated. You should see a pediatrician immediately.

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How many kids have relapse after their first nephritis syndrome?

How many kids have relapse after their first nephritis syndrome?

Majority does: A majority of children with nephrotic syndrome experiences relapse. The number of relapse decreases as child grow older.

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What do you suggest if I'm 25 years old. I had nephritis when I was 15?

Yearly checkups: If you are not experiencing any problems you should get yearly checkups. Otherwise see your doctor immediately.

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

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.

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?

I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?

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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When I was two, I was hospitalized with poly nephritis. What is it, how did I get it & should I expect complication in the future from it?

When I was two, I was hospitalized with poly nephritis. What is it, how did I get it & should I expect complication in the future from it?

"poly" vs "pyelo": I am willing to bet that the condition was "pyelonephritis" (an infection of the collecting system of tubules in your kidney, rather than "poly nephritis." at the age of 2, it is easier for a bladder infection to spread up to the kidney. Having a bladder infection at 2 usually means your predisposed to have more. But, if you didn't, and are now grown, you are probably fine. Blood tests can tell.