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When I was two, I was hospitalized with poly nephritis. What is it, how did I get it & should I expect complication in the future from it?

When I was two, I was hospitalized with poly nephritis. What is it, how did I get it & should I expect complication in the future from it?

"poly" vs "pyelo": I am willing to bet that the condition was "pyelonephritis" (an infection of the collecting system of tubules in your kidney, rather than "poly nephritis." at the age of 2, it is easier for a bladder infection to spread up to the kidney. Having a bladder infection at 2 usually means your predisposed to have more. But, if you didn't, and are now grown, you are probably fine. Blood tests can tell. ...Read more

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Nephritis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Symptoms of nephritis?

Symptoms of nephritis?

Glomerular swelling: There could be blood seen in urine- urine test can also show protein in urine. BP could increase.There could be worsening of kidney function with elevation on urea and creatinine levels in the blood. There can also be swelling in the legs. ...Read more

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What benign nephritis is?

What benign nephritis is?

Benign GN - opinion: Benign nephritis is a term used by a nephrologist to describe his/her opinion of a patient's condition. Usually this term is attached to patient's with nonproteinuric IgA nephropathy, thin basement membrane disorder, or recovered post infectious gn. It is an opinion, it is not a guarantee, but when used by a nephrologist it usually means low risk of progression to esrd. ...Read more

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What exactly is trench nephritis?

Obsolete: "Trench Nephritis" is an obsolete term for glomerulonephritis..It goes back to World War I when a lot of soldiers developed it. There are different types of nephritis (inflammation of microscopic anatomical portions of the kidney called the glomeruli). There are different types of nephritis but hen the term is used without specifying,they usually are referring to glomerulonephritis.Hope this answe ...Read more

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What exactly is masugi nephritis?

Nephritis: An experimentally produced, immune-mediated nephritis. Called also nephrotoxic nephritis. ...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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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 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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