What is the international incidence of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN)?

Updated: Sep 07, 2018
  • Author: Zartash Zafar Khan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The incidence of PSGN ranges from 9.5-28.5 new cases per 100,000 individuals per year. PSGN accounted for 2.6% to 3.7% of all primary glomerulopathies from 1987-1992, but only 9 cases were reported between 1992 and 1994.

In China and Singapore, the incidence of PSGN has decreased in the past 40 years. In Chile, the disease had virtually disappeared by 1999, while in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the incidence of sporadic PSGN decreased from 90-110 cases per year from 1980-1985 to 15 cases per year from 2001-2005. In Guadalajara, Mexico, the combined data from 2 hospitals showed a reduction in cases of PSGN from 27 in 1992 to only 6 in 2003. [21]

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