Nephritic Syndrome

nephritic syndrome
The Rx Bricks Podcast
The Rx Bricks Podcast
Nephritic Syndrome

Here’s one of those questions in medical school that just might lead you to pull out all of your hair: what is the difference between nephrotic and nephritic syndrome?

Both involve the kidney, both are syndromes so they’re probably constellations of findings—yet the names are maddeningly similar except for one vowel. How can a person be expected to memorize these things? Actually, once you learn a few key facts, you’ll understand the features of each syndrome, which beats memorizing by a long shot. Nephrotic syndrome is covered in a separate brick; here in this AudioBrick, we’ll focus on nephritic syndrome.

After listening, you should be able to:

  • Define nephritic syndrome and indicate which renal diseases most frequently cause it.
  • Review the immunopathology and pathophysiology of nephritic syndrome.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of nephritic syndrome.
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of nephritic syndrome.

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