Interstitial Nephritis | Treatment

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How is interstitial nephritis treated?

Interstitial nephritis is caused by an underlying problem. If that problem is an infection, your doctor will treat the infection. If a medicine is the cause of interstitial nephritis, he or she will probably have you stop taking the medicine or prescribe a different one. In some cases, corticosteroids (medicines that reduce inflammation) may help. Dialysis, a treatment that uses a special machine to filter the blood, is sometimes necessary.

Source

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Interstitial Nephritis by CM Kodner, M.D. and A Kudrimoti, M.D. (American Family Physician June 15, 2003, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030615/2527.html)

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

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