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Suppurative Nephritis and Pyelonephritis, Rat

  • Pierre Duprat
  • Joe D. Burek
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


In the early stage, no changes are seen grossly. Advanced stages can be characterized by an increased size and discoloration of the kidneys. In suppurative nephritis, changes are mostly confined to the cortex. The inflammation produces numerous small, yellow nodules, well delineated and surrounded by a red rim and usually more frequent in the cortex than in the medulla.


Synonyms 1. Suppurative (or purulent) nephritis hematogenous nephritis metastatic or embolic nephritis excretion nephritis pyonephritis. 2. Pyelonephritis ascending or urogenous (pyelo-)nephritis 


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