Medical Definition of Acute interstitial nephritis

1. A relatively uncommon condition which is characterised by inflammation of the renal tubules, glomeruli and surrounding tissue. Interstitial nephritis is usually be temporary and often associated with the use of a particular medication. Chronic and progressive forms do exist. Drugs that have been associated with interstitial nephritis include penicillins, ampicillin, sulpha drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, furosemide and thiazide diuretics. May result in mild kidney dysfunction or acute renal failure. Treatment may be with corticosteroids. Incidence: 1 in 25,000. (29 Dec 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Interstitial Nephritis

acute glossitis
acute goiter
acute granulocytic leukaemia
acute haemorrhagic conjunctivitis
acute haemorrhagic encephalitis
acute haemorrhagic glomerulonephritis
acute haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
acute idiopathic polyneuritis
acute illness
acute inclusion body encephalitis
acute infectious nonbacterial gastroenteritis
acute inflammation
acute inflammatory polyneuropathy
acute intermittent porphyria
acute interstitial nephritis (current term)
acute interstitial pneumonia
acute interstitial pneumonitis
acute kidney failure
acute kidney transplant rejection
acute leukaemia
acute leukemia
acute lobar nephrosis
acute lower GI haemorrhage
acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
acute lymphocytic leukaemia
acute lymphocytic leukemia
acute malaria
acute mania

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