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Medicine For Interstitial Nephritis
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
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
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
See a doctor: The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
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
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
I have been taking nexium for three years. I have microscopic blood in urine and some flank pain. Is it possible that I have interstitial nephritis?
How to get a positive leukocyte esterase result from drug induced (antbiotic) tubulointerstitial nephritis?
Normal Occurrence: Leukocyte Esterase simply means the presence of WBCs. Drug-induced nephritis is partly an inflammatory response and that means the presence of WBCs. Once the nephritis clears up the leukocyte esterase should also clear up. ...Read more
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
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
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 more
Here are some...: Henoch-Shonlien purpura nephritis may be a part of HSP (Henoth-Shonlien purpura) involving the kidneys with some 5% of such affected may show renal functional impairment but only some! % progress to renal failure. HSP is a form of generalized inflammation of small vessels inclining to affect subcutaneous tissues, joints, GI tract, kidneys, even central nerve system. More? Ask Doctors timely. ...Read more
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
Is there any advanced treatment if memebranous nephritis is usa? I am from egypt, ll it make difference if I travel to usa?
The answer to your question is too long to explain here. Go to this link and compare it to what you have available to you in egypt: http://www. Edren. Org/pages/edreninfo/membranous-nephropathy. Php
if the treatment in the us is different from that you have at home, speak to your physicians there to see if you need to make the trip here. ...Read more
Depends on biopsy: There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy. The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure. ...Read more
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
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
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
Nephritis: You did not mention what type of nephritis you had at age 15. Have you had any episodes of it since? If you spent 10 years without seeing a physician and had no problem with your kidneys, you are probably fine. To confirm that, however, you need to see either physician, preferably a nephrologist to make sure. Good luck. ...Read more
See a pediatrician: The causes and treatments of nephritis are complicated. You should see a pediatrician immediately. ...Read more