Nephritic Syndrome

Nephritic Syndrome

by Amy Sussman, MD

Nephritic syndrome is not a specific pathologic diagnosis but rather an observed clinical syndrome that encompasses the constellation of decreased urine output, hematuria, and resultant edema and hypertension. The causative pathology common to each of the causes of nephritic syndrome is glomerular inflammation, which leads to the acute appearance of red blood cells and red blood cell casts in the urine, as well as white blood cells in the urine and variable proteinuria. Although the primary pathology may be renal, nephritic syndrome is often a manifestation of underlying systemic disorders. For this reason, a diagnosis of nephritic syndrome should prompt a detailed review of symptoms and clinical history for secondary causes.

Infection-related glomerulonephritis, IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis are the most common diseases in nephritic syndrome that clinicians might encounter in practice, and a solid comprehension of these can lead to earlier detection.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:11 h
  • Quiz questions 36
  • Concept Pages 7


Your Educators of course Nephritic Syndrome

 Amy Sussman, MD

Amy Sussman, MD

Dr. Amy Sussman is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine of the University of Arizona (UA), USA.
She obtained her MD from the University of Arizona in 2001 and completed residency and a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Sussman was recruited back to the UA in 2009 and also serves as her department's clerkship director, and as the program director of the UA Nephrology Fellowship.
Because of her strong emphasis on medical student teaching, she has been distinguished with multiple teaching awards in the UA College of Medicine.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Sussman teaches courses on Nephrology.

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Interesting talk
By S C. on 13. May 2022 for IgA Nephropathy – Nephritic Syndrome

I couldnt understand the pathology for so long. I am so glad for the clear diagrams and interesting talk.

Clearly and well explained!
By Rron M. on 14. January 2022 for Nephritic Syndrome

Professor Amy Sussman's course on nephrology in general, and this section in particular, is well-organized, clearly explained and made such a difficult topic easy to understand and a joy to study.

By Muhammed B. on 20. September 2021 for Nephritic Syndrome

Amazing, simple but detailed, great lecturer, she made the all difficult Nephrology an enjoyable informative breeze. Thanks Dr. Sussman.

By Masood M. on 07. May 2021 for Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis (RPGN) – Nephritic Syndrome

I was struggling between Pauci and Anti Basement(Goodpasture) now my concept is very clear.