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glomerulonephritis that presents with persisting proteinuria, chronic renal failure, and hypertension, of insidious onset or as a late sequel of acute glomerulonephritis; the kidneys are symmetrically contracted and granular, with scarring and loss of glomeruli and the presence of tubular atrophy and interstitial fibrosis.
Synonym(s): chronic nephritis
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chronic nephritis(1) Chronic glomerulonephritis, see there.
(2) A nonspecific term for any chronic inflammatory process arising in the kidney.
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chronic nephritisChronic glomerulonephritis, see there.
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