Medical Definition of 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. (27 Sep 1997)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstitial Nephritis

interstitial emphysema
interstitial fluid
interstitial gastritis
interstitial giant cell pneumonia
interstitial gland
interstitial growth
interstitial hernia
interstitial implantation
interstitial inflammation
interstitial keratitis
interstitial lamella
interstitial lung disease
interstitial lung disease with increased volume
interstitial mastitis
interstitial myositis
interstitial nephritis (current term)
interstitial neuritis
interstitial nucleus
interstitial nucleus of Cajal
interstitial pattern
interstitial plasma cell pneumonia
interstitial pneumonia
interstitial pneumonitis
interstitial pregnancy
interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
interstitial radiation
interstitial radiation therapy
interstitial therapy
interstitial tissue
interstitially

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