Acute Nephritis, what you Need to Know

When the internal structures of a patient’s kidneys become inflamed, it is termed acute nephritic syndrome. This condition may be caused by an immune response created in response to another disease or infection. When the glomerulus is inflamed, it fails to filter blood and excrete wastes properly. The accumulation of excess fluid in tissues can cause swelling because proteins are lost from the bloodstream during this breakdown. Acute nephritic syndrome is a condition where the kidneys become inflamed and start to fail, which can result in high blood pressure and kidney failure.


  • Blood in the urine (urine appears dark, tea-colored, or cloudy)
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased urine volume (little or no urine may be produced)
  • General aches and pains ( joint pain, muscle aches)
  • General ill feeling (malaise)
  • Headache
  • Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement
  • Swelling of the face, eye socket, legs, arms, hands, feet, abdomen, or other areas

Chronic Nephritis – A chronic renal inflammation that is caused by a wide range of etiological factors. The disease usually causes a gradual loss in kidney function and can be discovered either through routine urinalysis or physical checkups where anemia, hypertension, etc., are detected as well. The Michigan Institute of Urology is one of the longest standing and largest sub-specialty Urology practices in the State of Michigan, we are dedicated to providing our patients the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art urologic care. Our specialists have been recruited from the most sophisticated university centers in the United States and are available at all of our 22 office locations. Our administrative staff follows strict guidelines to ensure the most cost-effective medical care is provided. Michigan Institute of Urology, P.C., is comprised of 46 General and Fellowship Trained Urologists with a complement of compassionate, caring Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, and Ancillary Personnel.

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