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What exactly is nephritis and what are the causes?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Edmond Gonzales
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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 causes lupus nephritis in a 23 year old how is it cured and what is the treatment?

Autoantibodies: Lupus nephritis is produced when autoantibodies cause inflammation of the kidney glomeruli and tubules. It is one of the organs affected by lupus Often a biopsy needed to determine severity and prognosis-class I,II,III, IV, V, and VI, with six being the most severe. Treatment includes corticosteroid, azothioprin, cyclophosamide, mycophenelate mofetil,cyclosporin. dialysis. Remission can occur. ...Read more

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How do chicken pox cause acute glomerolu nephritis?

How do chicken pox cause acute glomerolu nephritis?

Not clear: There are a number of viral infections identified as uncommon causes for glomerulonephritis. Hepatitis b and HIV are also well known culprits. ...Read more

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Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

Kidney nephritis- can high dose Valacyclovir/Valtrex (4g daily)cause it? 

Negative ANA but mild kidney nephritis consistent with ckd.

?: Unlikely, this is complex, depends on several factors, underlying conditions, and other medications taken concomitantly, your treating doctors can answer you better, but why are you on this high dose of valacyclovir? ...Read more

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Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Sle pt on cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil).  If cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) can cause increased bun why is it used for lupus nephritis? Also can it increase creatinine?

Because it works: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) is the preferred drug for lupus nephritis because it is very effective and has much less risk than alternative meds. It does not cause significant elevations of BUN or creatinine. ...Read more

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Nephritis, mouth sores caused by a molar pregnancy or metotrexate?

Nephritis, mouth sores caused by a molar pregnancy or metotrexate?

Methotrexate: Methotrexate in high doses can cause be toxic to the kidney, causing kidney injury. The term "nephritis" is usually reserved for a specific disease process rather than drug-induced damage. Methotrexate is a well-known cause of mucositis or mouth sores. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is kidney nephritis?

What is kidney nephritis?

Kidney inflammation: Nephros=kidney, -itis= an ending referring to inflammation. Nephritis just means the working cells/structure of the kidney are inflamed or irritated due to some event or infectious process. ...Read more

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What is pyloric nephritis?

Kidney infection: I think you mean pyelonephritis: an infection of the kidney. ...Read more

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What is tubulointerstitial nephritis?

Interstitial nephrit: What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? ANS: Inflammation of the surrounding tissue of the tubules. Many causes. Too many to discuss here ...Read more

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What are the primary symptoms of kidney nephritis?

What are the primary symptoms of kidney nephritis?

Blood in urine: Kidney nephritis is broad term that encompasses glomerulonephritis. The main symptoms are fever, blood in urine, swelling of legs, kidney failure. In some instances such as allergic nephritis, the blood in urine may not be as apparent. Protein in the urine is also usually found. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

What is the difference between cystitis and nephritis?

Much different: Cystitis refers to an infection in the bladder. Nephritis is an inflammation and disruption of the microvascular anatomy in the kidney, expecially of the glomerulus or filtering units. The former is an irritation, the latter is a kidney function disorder that requires a nephrologist specialist opinion. ...Read more

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What is tubulointerstitial nephritis? How is it treated?

Tubulinterst nephrit: An inflammatory disease of the interstitial of the kidneys. Treated by finding out the cause in some cases. Would do a wikipedia on it for more details. ...Read more

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What will happen if I have nephritis and I skip my prescribed medicines for over a week?

Depends on disease: Nephritis "glomerulonephritis" is different kinds and also depends on the stage of your disease. E.G. If the disease is well controlled will differ than if it was otherwise. Also, missing different medicines have different significance. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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