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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These included rheumatic disorders, asthma, Bright's disease and other renal infections, and more ominously, impotence, malignant epitheliom and syphilis.
He died of Bright's Disease in 1901, 'a poor man, leaving his widow destitute', to quote his son, Henry.
In 1915, Trumper died of Bright's disease aged just 37 and in Sydney an estimated 20,000 people turned out to mourn his passing,
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Despite an exceptional career, Colonel Young was medically retired in 1917 for high blood pressure and Bright's disease purportedly incurred during his attache service in Liberia.