Nephritic Syndromes

Nephritic Syndrome: Inflammatory alterations in the glomeruli from immune complex deposition or cell mediated immunity, lead to a picture of acute nephritis.
General clinical picture:
- Azotemia (increased BUN and Cr) with decreased GFR
- hematuria with possible RBC casts
- proteinuria (non-nephritic range)
- edema (mild)
- HTN (fluid and solute retention)

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