Bright's disease


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Bright's disease:

see nephritisnephritis
, inflammation of the kidney. The earliest finding is within the renal capillaries (glomeruli); interstitial edema is typically followed by interstitial infiltration of lymphocytes, plasma cells, eosinophils, and a small number of polymorphonuclear leukocytes.
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Bright's disease

[′brīts di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Any of several kidney diseases attended by glomerulonephritis.
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On the pathology of the morbid state commonly called chronic Bright's disease with contracted kidney (arterio-capillary fibrosis).
Little more was known about Bright's disease, and still little could be done for it, when Joan's father died of the condition in 1954, at age 45.
Bright's disease was a catch-all term for acute or chronic kidney diseases.
Lydia, delicate now in 1878, fatally ill with Bright's disease, and May, robust.
He died of Bright's Disease in 1901, 'a poor man, leaving his widow destitute', to quote his son, Henry.
The first president to commit this offense was Chester Arthur, who was diagnosed with Bright's disease, a fatal kidney disorder, during his first year in office.