What are the racial predilections of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Studies suggest that indigenous populations—including Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Aboriginal Australians—have increased susceptibility to APSGN. Limm-Chan and colleagues reported that Hawaii has a higher incidence of APSGN (4 cases per 100,000 population) than most developed countries. Of the reported cases, 62% were in Pacific Islanders, although they represent only 10% of the population. [13]   In a study of 322 cases of APSGN in Australia, 94% were among Aboriginal Australians, who make up 30% of the population. [14]


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