Interstitial nephritis

Interstitial nephritis - symptoms of acute kidney failure....

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Interstitial nephritis Treatment Treatment is dependent upon the cause. In cases of Interstitial Nephritis that are caused by drugs, removal of the drug from the patient’s prescription is usually sufficient. Other medications may need to be found to replace the offending drug and similar drugs may need to be avoided in the future. Where an infection is identified treatment with antibiotics typically resolves the condition. In cases caused by autoimmune conditions, such as SLE, corticosteroids may be needed to help reduce interstitial inflammation. Limiting salt and fluid in the diet can improve swelling and high blood pressure. Limiting protein in the diet can help control the build-up of nitrogenous waste products in the blood (azotemia) that can lead to
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: symptoms of acute kidney failure. If dialysis is necessary, it usually is required for only a short time. Prognosis Prognosis for interstitial nephritis is good. Most cases are short-term disorders that rarely have complications. In very rare cases, it can cause permanent damage which leads to Chronic Renal Failure. Prevention In many cases, this condition cannot be prevented. Avoiding or reducing your use of medications that can cause this condition may help reduce risk. Once an offending drug has been identified it should be removed from the patients prescription, avoided in future and replaced with a different agent that exerts a similar therapeutic effect without causing the condition....
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online