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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 will happen if I have nephritis and I skip my prescribed medicines for over a week?

Depends on disease: Nephritis "glomerulonephritis" is different kinds and also depends on the stage of your disease. E.G. If the disease is well controlled will differ than if it was otherwise. Also, missing different medicines have different significance. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What are the long term prognoses for nephritis and tonsillitis together?

What are the long term prognoses for nephritis and tonsillitis together?

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

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I've been diagnosed with henoch shonlien purpura nephritis. What is this?

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

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What are the long term prognoses for nephritis in conjunction with high bp?

What are the long term prognoses for nephritis in conjunction with high bp?

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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Is there any advanced treatment if memebranous nephritis is usa? I am from egypt, ll it make difference if I travel to usa?

Membranous nephritis: 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

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How dangerous lupus nephritis?

How dangerous lupus nephritis?

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

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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

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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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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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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

Nephritis: Is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 25 years old. I had nephritis when I was 15?

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

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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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How many kids have relapse after their first nephritis syndrome?

How many kids have relapse after their first nephritis syndrome?

Majority does: A majority of children with nephrotic syndrome experiences relapse. The number of relapse decreases as child grow older. ...Read more

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What is kidney nephritis?

What is kidney nephritis?

Kidney inflammation: Nephros=kidney, -itis= an ending referring to inflammation. Nephritis just means the working cells/structure of the kidney are inflamed or irritated due to some event or infectious process. ...Read more

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What is pyloric nephritis?

What is pyloric nephritis?

See below: If you mean pyelonephritis, it is infection in the kidney. ...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