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What are the symptoms of interstitial nephritis?

What are the symptoms of interstitial nephritis?

Varied: The symptoms range from none to blood in the urine or swelling of your body. The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immedidately. ...Read more

Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Interstitial Nephritis (Definition)

Usually caused by an inflammation of the interstitium (the small spaces between cells), often triggered by an identifiable drug or agent causing "hypersensitivity" reactions of the cells. Often resolves with stopping the offending agent. Supportive care is usually adequate for resolution, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: interstitial nephritis?

What is the definition or description of: interstitial nephritis?

Inflammation : Usually caused by an inflammation of the interstitium (the small spaces between cells), often triggered by an identifiable drug or agent causing "hypersensitivity" reactions of the cells. Often resolves with stopping the offending agent. Supportive care is usually adequate for resolution, if it is acute. ...Read more

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Can low doses of antideppressants aleviate the pain of interstitial nephritis?

It does't cause pain: Interstial nephritis is usually painless disease. The kidneys do not hhurt unless there are kidney stones, or any other disease that can distend the kidney capsule substantially as pyelonephritis, substantial hemorrhage into the kidney tissue, trauma of the kidney and few more rare. ...Read more

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What is granulomatous interstitial nephritis and how is it treated?

Inflammation: Granuloma is small nodule or ball like structures formed by inflammation - has a type of cell known as macrophage. Granulomatosis interstitial nephritis is seen in conditions like sarcoidosis, medications amongst other meds treat with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Kindly suggest an ideal trtmnt for sudden non symptomatic rise in sr.Creat levels>3.5 n renal biopsy stated its interstitial nephritis?

Kindly suggest an ideal trtmnt for sudden non symptomatic rise in sr.Creat levels>3.5 n renal biopsy stated its interstitial nephritis?

Interstitial nephrit: The ideal treatment for interstitial nephritis (in) is to treat what is causing it. Avoid long term use of penecillins, diuretics, increase low potassium levels and reduce high levels of uric acid and calcium. Steroids or cyclophasmamide may need to be given. Renal failure leading to dialysis is rare. If it needed it is usually not long-term. In is severer in the elderly. What did your doctor say? ...Read more

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How often does a gastroenterologist of many years see interstitial nephritis 2ry. to 5-ASA in Ulcerative Colitis patients?

How often does a  gastroenterologist of many years see interstitial nephritis 2ry. to 5-ASA in Ulcerative Colitis patients?

Rarely...: Try this website: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=interstitial+nephritis+with+mesalamine&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=U4uOU53YB_LHsASlroHgAg&ved=0CCYQgQMwAA. A search of PubMed found very few contemporary citations on the subject. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Is nephritis a form of lupus?

No: Lupus can cause nephritis, but not all nephritis (literally, "kidney inflammation") is due to lupus. ...Read more

Dr. Edmond Gonzales
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Nephritis (Definition)

Nephritis is a condition involving any type of kidney inflammation, or swelling. It may be caused by infections or exposure to certain toxins. Common symptoms include reduced urine and ...Read more