Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Clinical cases of APSGN are twice as common in males than in females. If subclinical disease is considered, both sexes are affected equally. The familial incidence rate is nearly 40%, but no genetic marker has been identified. This condition typically affects children aged 2-12 years. A large series reported that 5% of patients are younger than 2 years and 10% are older than 40 years.  


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