acute nephritis


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a·cute glo·mer·u·lo·ne·phri·tis

glomerulonephritis that frequently occurs as a late complication of pharyngitis or skin infection, due to a nephritogenic strain of β-hemolytic streptococci, characterized by abrupt onset of hematuria, edema of the face, oliguria, and variable azotemia and hypertension; the renal glomeruli usually show cellular proliferation or infiltration by polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

acute nephritis

a sudden inflammation of the kidney, characterized by albuminuria and hematuria but without edema or urine retention. It affects children most commonly and usually involves only a few glomeruli. See also nephritis.

acute nephritis

An inflammatory nephritis involving the glomeruli, the tubules, or the entire kidney. It may be degenerative, diffuse, suppurative, hemorrhagic, interstitial, or parenchymal, depending upon the portion of the kidney involved.
See also: nephritis
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