parenchymatous nephritis

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Related to parenchymatous nephritis: chronic parenchymatous nephritis

parenchymatous nephritis

See nephritis.


inflammation of the kidney; a focal or diffuse proliferative or destructive disease that may involve the glomerulus, tubule or interstitial renal tissue. See also glomerulonephritis, interstitial nephritis (below), nephrosis, pyelonephritis.

autoimmune nephritis
embolic nephritis
caused by infected emboli lodging in renal vessels. One or more abscesses may develop, causing signs referable to toxemia. There may be intermittent pyuria. Renal dysfunction is likely only if most of the renal mass is destroyed.
glomerular nephritis
interstitial nephritis
a diffuse lesion characterized by interstitial inflammation and fibrosis, sometimes attributed to hematogenous infection with Leptospira spp. There is a secondary glomerular and vascular injury. It is manifested by polyuria, urine of low specific gravity, and terminal uremia.
lupus nephritis
glomerulonephritis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.
parenchymatous nephritis
nephritis affecting the parenchyma of the kidney.
suppurative nephritis
a form accompanied by suppuration and abscessation of the kidney.
transfusion nephritis
nephropathy following transfusion from an incompatible donor.