Medical Definition of Acute nephritis

1. A disease of the kidneys that results in inflammation of the glomerulus (the portion of the kidney that filters the blood). Conditions which may cause glomerulonephritis include post-streptococcal disease (strep throat), lupus, syphilis, bacterial endocarditis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, sepsis, vasculitis, Goodpasture's syndrome, typhoid fever, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, hepatitis or a viral infection (for example mumps, measles, mononucleosis). (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Nephritis

acute miliary tuberculosis
acute monocytic leukaemia
acute mountain sickness
acute myeloblastic leukaemia
acute myelocytic leukemia
acute myelogenous leukaemia
acute myeloid leukaemia
acute myeloid leukemia
acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
acute necrotizing encephalitis
acute necrotizing haemorrhagic encephalomyelitis
acute necrotizing haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
acute nephritic syndrome
acute nephritis (current term)
acute nephrosis
acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia
acute organic brain syndrome
acute pancreatitis
acute parenchymatous hepatitis
acute porphyria
acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis
acute primary haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis
acute promyelocytic leukaemia
acute pulmonary alveolitis
acute pulmonary eosinophilia
acute pyelonephritis
acute radiation syndrome
acute reflex bone atrophy

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