tubulointerstitial nephritis

[tōō′byə-lō-ĭn′tər-stĭshəl]

n.

Nephritis affecting renal tubules and interstitial tissue, characterized by infiltration by plasma cells and mononuclear cells and seen in lupus nephritis, allograft rejection, and methicillin sensitization.

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