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How Long Should Nephritis Last
Together?: Those problems are usually not related. In general, long term prognosis for acute tonsillitis is...Great! if tonsillitis is a recurrent problem, you can get your tonsils removed and your long term prognosis will be....Great! nephritis is a generic term which encompasses many problems. Best sort this one out in detail with your primary doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on treatment: There are different forms of nephritis and all are associated with hypertension. The prognosis of a specific form of nephritis depends on response to treatment. Usual forms of treatment include a variety of iimunosuppressive medications such as prednisone, mycophenlic acid, tacrolimus or prednisone. A return of kidney function to near normal is associated with a goood prognosis. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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