Interstitial Nephritis | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of interstitial nephritis?

Your doctor will probably ask whether you have noticed any of the following signs and symptoms:

  • Increased or decreased urine output
  • Blood in your urine or dark urine
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fever or rash
  • Changes in mental status, such as drowsiness or confusion
  • Swelling of any area of your body
  • Sudden weight gain (this can be caused by extra fluid in the body)


Diagnosis and Management of Acute Interstitial Nephritis by CM Kodner, M.D. and A Kudrimoti, M.D. (American Family Physician June 15, 2003,

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 12/04