Bright disease

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Bright dis·ease

nonsuppurative nephritis with albuminuria and edema, associated in fatal cases with large white kidneys; or with hematuria and red kidneys; or with contracted granular kidneys, corresponding to the stages of glomerulonephritis now termed subacute or membranous, acute, and chronic, respectively.


Richard, English internist and pathologist, 1789-1858.
Bright disease - nonsuppurative nephritis with albuminuria and edema.
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George Johnson (8) can be awarded the distinction of being first to describe noncalcified, nonatheromatous stiffening of small vessels in his review of Bright disease, published in 1868.