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Dr. Edmond Gonzales
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Nephritis (Overview)

Nephritis is a condition involving any type of kidney inflammation, or swelling. It may be caused by infections or exposure to certain toxins. Common symptoms include reduced urine and blood in the urine.


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What exactly is nephritis and what are the causes?

What exactly is nephritis and what are the causes?

A little vague term: The term nephritis generally means inflammation of the kidneys filtering units. The usual term is glomerulonephritis gn. However, whatever term you use is not adequate to describe the underlying mechanism of disease. That is why the full terms are membranous glomerulonephritis, minimal glomerulonephritis, hereditary nephritis etc. If you have nephritis ask you doctor for the full name/description. ...Read more

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Dr. Edmond Gonzales
210 doctors shared insights

Nephritis (Overview)

Nephritis is a condition involving any type of kidney inflammation, or swelling. It may be caused by infections or exposure to certain toxins. Common symptoms include reduced urine and blood in the urine.


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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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My sister, aged 48 was diagnosed lupus nephritis, ANA ve in nov 2009 , as on date no significant sle related symptoms, is it mis-diagnosis?Sug tests?

Kidney biopsy. : Abnormal blood or protein in urine and other blood tests can suggest lupus nephritis even if there are no other "extra-renal" symptoms of lupus. Only a kidney biopsy can definitively diagnose or rule out lupus nephritis. Your sister should discuss these questions with her nephrologist. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

Depends: There are a number of kidney diseases under the heading of "nephritis." two common nephritis in children, poststrep glomerulonephritis and IgA nephropathy, are fairly benign conditions and are not inheritable. ...Read more

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What are the tests for nephritis?

What are the tests for nephritis?

Blood & Urine tests: A complete serum chemistry and a complete 24 hour urine collection for cr, protein, igg, glucose, electrolytes, ana, etc. Needed. Theses may be either be done by your primary care doctor or a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Do you know if acai berries are safe for lupus nephritis patients?

Do you know if acai berries are safe for lupus nephritis patients?

Yes: Acai berries have more antioxidants than many other berries.Health benefits have not been confirmed, but there is no harm in lupus. ...Read more

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How do chicken pox cause acute glomerolu nephritis?

How do chicken pox cause acute glomerolu nephritis?

Not clear: There are a number of viral infections identified as uncommon causes for glomerulonephritis. Hepatitis b and HIV are also well known culprits. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats lupus nephritis?

What type of doctor treats lupus nephritis?

Nephrologist: A kidney doctor should primarily treat a lupus patient who has kidney involvement. In certain situations, a rheumatologist can treat this condition. ...Read more

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