Interstitial Nephritis

Etiology

  • Often allergic reaction to meds
  • Autoimmune dz like lupus
  • Infections: bacterial, viral, other

Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Hematuria
  • Days to weeks after exposure
  • Can have low urine output
  • Sometimes volume overload
  • May have no symptoms aside from drop in GFR

Physical Exam Findings

  • May have DRESS or other drug reaction related rash
  • Sometimes volume overload

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