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Nephritis Overview

Another name for Nephritis is Acute Interstitial Nephritis.

What is acute interstitial nephritis?
A person with acute interstitial nephritis has inflammation of the cells in the kidney, which causes the kidneys to malfunction.

What are the symptoms of acute interstitial nephritis?
Common symptoms of acute interstitial nephritis include blood in the urine, decreased urination, fever, nausea, rash, and leg swelling.

How does the doctor treat acute interstitial nephritis?
Treatment of acute interstitial nephritis includes a kidney disease diet, fluid restriction, diuretic medications, and corticosteroids. Some may require kidney dialysis.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Nephritis References
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