Megalocytic interstitial nephritis
Type of disease: Rare conditions
Megalocytic interstitial nephritis is a rare chronic kidney disease that is characterized by inflammation of the kidney. It is similar to 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.Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.