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Can nephritis or lupus nephritis be lethal?

Can nephritis or lupus nephritis be lethal?

Not dierectly: Any form of nephritis (meaning kidney inflammation) can lead to kidney failure which is usually not fatal since there are different forms of kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplantation). It would obviously be best to not reach this point and therefore prompt diagnosis and treatment would be recommended. ...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 tubulointerstitial nephritis?

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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Is interstitial cystitis progressive?

Is interstitial cystitis progressive?

Very often: More often than not is progressive if mild when diagnosed and subject fails to adjust diet, alkalinize urine, avoid caffeine and alcohol or fail to take prescribed medications if and when they helped to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Probably yes: There is no reason why Lisinopril cannot be used to treat high blood pressure in patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis. In fact, it may be the drug of choice in lupus patients who are also spilling protein in their urine. It may be need to be used with some caution in those patients with more advanced cases of lupus-related kidney disease as it may contribute to high levels of potassium. ...Read more

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With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?

SLE DPGN is bad.: The degree of remaining renal function dictates the inability of the kidney to excrete waste products and manage potassium levels. In any severe kidney disease when egfr approaches 15 ml/min uremia and elevated k+ levels are frequently noted. ...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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Can urine nitrates be a symptom of interstitial cystitis?

Can urine nitrates be a symptom of interstitial cystitis?

Nitrites sign of UTI: Nitrite testing is thus to demonstrate bacteria in the urine & will be negative in subjects with interstitial cystitis unless they also have a urinary tract infection. Symptoms are something that you feel, & symptoms of ic are similar to utis, ie urinary frequency and bladder or pelvic pain. Microscopic hematuria (blood in urine) in absence of a UTI & negative urinary nitrites could be sign of ic. ...Read more

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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 interstitial cystitis?

What is interstitial cystitis?

Trigger points!!: This is a new look at an old idea. Janet g. Travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. The pyramidalis and pelvic floor muscles are the cause. So this is a mechanical cause and requires a manual treatment. Acupuncture! see files. ...Read more

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What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

What helps symptoms of interstitial cystitis?

IC relief: Hydration (uop > 2000ml/24 hours), avoiding foods that contain potassium (eg bananas) and avoiding spicy foods (chilis). Alkalinizing urine may also help. ...Read more

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What causes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

What causes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)?

The exact causes of GPA — formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis — and MPA are unknown: GPA and MPA are both types of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). It is believed that one or more genetic and environmental factors, such as infections, allergic reactions, certain drugs and diseases, might trigger an abnormal immune system response that causes GPA and MPA symptoms. However, no specific infection or event has been identified as the cause. GPA and MPA develop when the immune system mistakenly identifies blood vessel cells as foreign invaders and attacks them. The vessels become inflamed, causing them to narrow or close off, disrupting the flow of blood to various organs and causing organ and tissue damage. No matter the cause, early diagnosis and treatment of GPA and MPA are essential for a full recovery. ...Read more

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How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?

IC diagnosis: By history and physical exam, negative urine cultue, pain relief with instillation of local anesthetic in the bladder and cystoscopy. ...Read more

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What is emphysematous cystitis?

What is emphysematous cystitis?

See answer: Emphysematous cysitis (ec) is a rare entity characterized by pockets of gas in and around the bladder wall produced by bacterial or fungal infection and fermentation. Most commonly seen in diabetics. Prompt dx, controlling one's sugars if a diabetic, insuring adequate baldder emptying, and being treated with the correct antibiotic based on urine culture (iv and/or oral) usually results in cure. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin cause a flare with lupus and kidney disease?

Can gabapentin cause a flare with lupus and kidney disease?

Gabapentin SLE Kid D: Hello. Gabapentin is used to treat pain related to lupus. It treats the nerve symptoms associated with lupus. Gabapentin dose may need to be cut back if you have some elements of kidney dysfunction. ...Read more

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I am suffering from idiopathic myosotis with interstitial lung disease and rhematoid arthritis !iwas wondering what the outlook will be tks?

I am suffering from idiopathic myosotis with interstitial lung disease and rhematoid arthritis !iwas wondering what the outlook will be tks?

Depends on lungs: It sounds like you have an overlap syndrome with an inflammatory arthritis as well as inflammation of your muscles and lungs. In this situation my experience has been that the biggest problem is often related to the severity of the interstitial pneumonitis. Relatively speaking, there effective therapies for both Rheumatoid Arthritis as the myositis so I think those will be well-controlled. ...Read more

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How is interstitial cystitis flares managed during pregnancy?

How is interstitial cystitis flares managed during pregnancy?

Team approach: Ic management during pregnancy has not been fully studied. Pregnant ic pts for the most part need to stop their medications. However you could use some anesthetic instillations for flares, as well as some antispasmodics for the overactive bladder. Avoid constipation. Physical therapy can be used. Look for high risk OB md. Go to ichelp.Org for more info. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have candida/lyme/interstitial cystitis; could dr. Rx'd diet of protein/gr. Vegs./probiotics have caused my hi blood uric acid and interstitial cysti?

Have candida/lyme/interstitial cystitis; could dr. Rx'd diet of protein/gr. Vegs./probiotics have caused my hi blood uric acid and interstitial cysti?

Unlikely.: But might be contributing. Most common cause of high uric acid is genetics. A high uric acid level without symptoms is often of no significant consequences. The level may be affected a bit by diet. The candida / lyme / ic thing sounds fishy and very unlikely. Perhaps you have a more general underlying disorder. ...Read more

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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?

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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Can you tell me about iritis?

Can you tell me about iritis?

Inside eye inflamed: Iritis is a sterile inflammation of the internal parts of the eye. It causes pain, redness and light sensitivity and can lead to serious consequences if untreated. It is sometimes related to systemic GI and rheumatic illness as part of hyperimmunity in these conditions. But most are isolated, without any systemic components. It usually responds well to medication from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can you do about iritis?

What can you do about iritis?

Depends: On the cause. If there is an underlying disease then this needs to be treated, whether it is infectious or non infectious (inflammatory). Different anti-inflammatory medicines (eye drops, oral medications, injections, or infusions) are commonly employed. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is iritis considered short-term?

Is iritis considered short-term?

Needs evaluation: Most cases of iritis (a sterile inflammation inside the eye similar to arthritis inside a joint) are spontaneous and not related to any thing else. Some are due to systemic disease association, trauma, etc. The complications of iritis can be serious and you should be seeing an ophthalmolgist right away to avoid these. Treatment is generally very effective. ...Read more

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What do you know about this iritis?

Inflammation: Iritis is a form of uveitis of inflammation of the uvea. The uvea is a layer of the eye. Inflammation here can cause pain, redness and sensitivity to light. It can happen after trauma, in conjunction with certain autoimmune or infectious diseases and sometimes without reason. It is usually treated with steroid drops. If you suspect this problem, see you eye doctor immediately. ...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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Is iritis lead to permanent blind?

Is iritis lead to permanent blind?

It may: It depends on the cause of it. Iritis is frequently autoimmune and may be a sign of a more complicated disease. Traumatic iritis can be pretty bad and cause permanent blindness quicker than that of other causes. ...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

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How can you get rid of iritis?

How can you get rid of iritis?

Steriods: The treatment for iritis usually initially involves steroid drops. Depending on the cause of the iritis it can take weeks to months to totally resolve. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease and iritis related?

usually not: Only a handful of case reports. Here is the reference: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22408231. ...Read more

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Do you know any treatments for iritis?

Topical drops: Most iritis responds to topical anti-inflammatory drops with assistance from dilators which prevents internal adhesions which can be dangerous. Most respond to this although recurrence is possible. A few progress despite this and there are good systemic agents which can usually treat it. See an ophthalmologist for something this severe. ...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


Dr. Daniel Cotter
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Iritis (Definition)

An inflammatory reaction inside the eye, especially in the fluid near the front of the ...Read more