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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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Interstitial Nephritis (Overview)

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.


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

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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Dr. Alok Agrawal
14 doctors shared insights

Interstitial Nephritis (Overview)

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.


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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

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Treating Interstitial Pneumonia (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed for bacterial pneumonia
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Use cough medicines as needed to help your symptoms
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Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen if you have a fever
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Remember to get plenty of rest to recover from this infection
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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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Managing Interstitial Cystitis (ICS) (Checklist)

Get testing to confirm the diagnosis
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Follow any recommended diet changes
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Learn which foods or drinks trigger your pain
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Know which medications and vitamins can make symptoms worse
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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

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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?

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 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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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)

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