Bright's disease

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Bright's disease is an historical classification of kidney disease that are now called acute or chronic nephritis. The main symptom is the presence of serum albumin (blood plasma protein) in the urine, and frequently accompanied by oedema and hypertension.

The term is no longer used, as the diseases is now classified by its better known causes.[1][2][3]

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  1. Cameron JS (October 1972). "Bright's disease today: the pathogenesis and treatment of glomerulonephritis--I". British Medical Journal 4 (5832): 87–90 contd. doi:10.1136/bmj.4.5832.87 . PMC 1786202 . PMID 4562073 .
  2. Cameron JS (October 1972). "Bright's disease today: the pathogenesis and treatment of glomerulonephritis. II". British Medical Journal 4 (5833): 160–3 contd. doi:10.1136/bmj.4.5833.160 . PMC 1786377 . PMID 4263317 .
  3. Cameron JS (October 1972). "Bright's disease today: the pathogenesis and treatment of glomerulonephritis. 3". British Medical Journal 4 (5834): 217–20. doi:10.1136/bmj.4.5834.217 . PMC 1786525 . PMID 4563134 .