Megalocytic interstitial nephritis
Other Names for this Disease
- Interstitial megalocytic nephritis
- Transplant megalocytic interstitial nephritis (type)
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malakoplakia of the kidney. In this condition the inflammation is caused by various infiltrate, particularly histiocytes. A histiocyte is a type of immune cell that eats foreign substances in an effort to protect the body from infection.Megalocytic interstitial nephritis is a rare chronic kidney disease that is characterized by inflammation of the kidney. It is similar to
Last updated: 4/2/2009
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