Chronic nephritis is mostly caused by prolonged acute nephritis. A few patients have no obvious symptoms and no clear history of acute nephritis, and it is considered chronic upon discovery. Some patients have a history of acute nephritis in the past, and after treatment, their symptoms have disappeared for many years, mistakenly believing that they have recovered. In fact, the inflammation is continuing slowly, and after a few years, the symptoms recur and become chronic nephritis. The main manifestations are lower back pain and leg swelling, fatigue and fatigue, lower back pain and leg swelling, etc. Due to different pathological changes, the symptoms may vary, but in severe cases, uremia may occur
Let's first understand chronic nephritis. Generally, this disease refers to a group of primary glomerular diseases caused by various pathological types of diffuse or focal inflammation of the bilateral glomeruli, with hidden clinical onset, long course, and slow progression. Therefore, strictly speaking, it is not an independent disease. However, due to the lack of extensive renal biopsy in clinical practice, the clinical classification of this group of chronic glomerulonephritis syndrome is helpful in formulating treatment plans and preventing disease progression and renal function deterioration in clinical work. Therefore, retaining chronic glomerulonephritis is a common occurrence in adults and can be caused by various reasons. It is a chronic kidney inflammation with pathological changes, and the condition gradually progresses. Ultimately, it will develop into renal insufficiency. Chronic nephritis is an autoimmune disease, which can be called chronic nephritis if the condition persists for more than a year.
After finishing chronic nephritis, let's take a closer look at acute nephritis. Acute glomerulonephritis is a common and serious health threatening immune reactive disease, commonly seen in children and young people, with more males than females. The occurrence of this disease is closely related to infections in other parts of the body, with streptococcal infections in the upper respiratory tract being the most common, followed by skin infections. However, the occurrence of this disease is not directly caused by bacterial infection of the kidneys, but rather by the glomerular inflammatory response mediated by antigen antibody complexes related to pathogens, resulting in a large number of degeneration and necrosis of the glomerulus. Although only a few patients may have serious consequences, if not treated in a timely manner, it may develop into chronic nephritis, and can also cause crises such as acute renal failure and congestive heart failure, threatening life, So it should be given sufficient attention.
Although there is only a word difference between chronic nephritis and acute nephritis, they are completely different diseases. Acute nephritis can easily transform into chronic nephritis if not treated properly or thoroughly, so once discovered, it should be treated as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary trouble and burden to oneself.