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What is the difference between nephrosis and nephritis?

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Dr. Karen Shackelford
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Shackelford
Dr. Karen Shackelford
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Sean Baskin
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Protein in the urine

Nephrosis, or nephrotic syndrome, happens when the kidenys are damaged resulting in proteinuria, or a large amount of protein present in the urine.
Nephritis, or nephritic syndrome is an inflammatory process in the kidneys and does not cause significant proteinuria.

In brief: Protein in the urine

Nephrosis, or nephrotic syndrome, happens when the kidenys are damaged resulting in proteinuria, or a large amount of protein present in the urine.
Nephritis, or nephritic syndrome is an inflammatory process in the kidneys and does not cause significant proteinuria.
Sean Baskin
Sean Baskin
Answer assisted by Sean Baskin, Medical Student
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