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Medical Term:

acute interstitial nephritis


Definition: interstitial nephritis with variable tubular damage and infiltration by numerous neutrophils, resulting from bacterial infection, urinary tract obstruction, or other causes (including drugs), which may be hypersensitivity reactions; accompanied by renal failure, fever, blood or tissue eosinophilia, and rash.

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