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Descriptor English: Glomerulonephritis
Descriptor Spanish: Glomerulonefritis
Descriptor Portuguese: Glomerulonefrite
Descriptor French: Glomérulonéphrite
Entry term(s): Bright Disease
Glomerulonephritides
Kidney Scarring
Scarring, Kidney
Tree number(s): C12.777.419.570.363
C13.351.968.419.570.363
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005921
Scope note: Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: BRIGHT DISEASE was BRIGHT'S DISEASE see NEPHRITIS 1963-78
Online Note: search BRIGHT DISEASE under NEPHRITIS 1966-78
History Note: BRIGHT DISEASE was BRIGHT'S DISEASE see NEPHRITIS 1963-78
Related: Kidney Failure, Chronic MeSH
DeCS ID: 6065
Unique ID: D005921
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Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Glomerulonephritis - Preferred
Concept UI M0009300
Scope note Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.
Preferred term Glomerulonephritis
Entry term(s) Glomerulonephritides
Kidney Scarring
Scarring, Kidney
Bright Disease - Broader
Concept UI M0490937
Scope note A historical classification which is no longer used. It described acute glomerulonephritis, acute nephritic syndrome, or acute nephritis. Named for Richard Bright.
Preferred term Bright Disease



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