PD Dr. med. Philipp Enghard: Kidney inflammation – why it should not happen, why it happens anyway and what we can learn about it
Kidney inflammation – why it should not happen, why it happens anyway and what we can learn about it
PD Dr. med. Philipp Enghard
Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Nephrologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Renal Inflammation is a typical feature of several diverse immune-mediated diseases. What makes the kidney so prone to immune injury? And what cells and mechanisms really drive renal damage? And are the immune cells really always the bad guys? We will discuss current concepts of kidney inflammation with an emphasis on acute kidney injury and Lupus Nephritis, as paradigmatic examples of how the immune system interacts with the kidney.