acute glomerulonephritis

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acute glomerulonephritis

[ə′kyüt glä‚mər·yə‚lō·nə′frīd·əs]
(medicine)
Severe kidney inflammation, usually following infection with group A hemolytic streptococci, particularly type 12.
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A ACUTE nephritis is an inflammation of the internal structures of the kidney.
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Liver disease and faulty elimination, producing varying degrees of toxemia, and resulting in an acute nephritis with eclampsia, is a condition that may appear very suddenly.

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