interstitial nephritis

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interstitial nephritis

[¦in·tər¦stish·əl nə′frīd·əs]
(medicine)
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Acute interstitial nephritis has been found to involve nearly 4% of tumor nephrectomy specimens.
The nephritis in brucellosis is usually classified as three types: acute interstitial nephritis or pyelonephritis during the course of acute infection, chronic involvement with granulomas and caseification necrosis, and renal involvement in association with Brucella endocarditis.
60) As with most other drug-induced acute interstitial nephritis (AIN), cessation of the drug leads to improvement in renal function, with steroid treatment necessary in occasional cases.
Adulteration of Chinese herbal medicine with mefenemic acid has produced acute interstitial nephritis (25).

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