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What Are the Causes of Nephritis

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-05-25 11:58

Nephritis refers to the inflammation of kidney,either one or both of kidneys.It can affect the normal renal function,resulting in a number of symptoms foamy urine,high blood pressure, swelling etc.What are the causes of nephritis?

Genetic nephritis

Nephritis may be genetic and can run in family. Therefore, you are at high risk of developing this condition if there is a family history of the disease. For example,Alport Syndrome is a common genetic nephritis.

Drug abuse

It has been seen that those who have been taking certain medication for a long period of time may be more prone to Nephritis.Common drugs which can impair kidneys include antibiotics,chemotherapy drugs, analgesics etc.


Bacteria is one of the most common causes of inflammation in children as well as adults is the streptococcus bacteria.Kidney problem often occurs several days later after bacteria infection.Blood in urine is usually the first sign.

Autoimmune disorders

Immune system is a powerful protective system in body and it can identify the different parts of the body and distinguish them from any outside harmful substances that may try to enter your body.However,in some cases,the immune system fails to work normally,but attacks the normal part of the body, instead of the outside harmful substances. Autoimmune disorders can affect multiple parts of the body and kidney is only one of the body parts.

The above are the common causes of nephritis.No matter what the causes of are,the patients experience the following symptoms of nephritis.

-Increased or decreased frequency of urination

-Changes in the color of urine,as it appears frothy or darker

-Shortness of breath

-Fatigue and weakness

Here is just a brief introduction of nephritis symptoms and you can email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  to get more facts on the disease.

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