What is included in the long-term monitoring of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Dec 16, 2020
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
  • Print
Answer

Patients who have had acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis should be monitored according to the following schedule:

  • Monitor blood pressure every month for 6 months and then every 6 months thereafter.
  • Monitor BUN and serum creatinine levels every 3 months after the acute phase for 1 year and then yearly after that.
  • Check serum complement levels at 6-8 weeks to make sure they have returned to normal.
  • Check urine for hematuria and proteinuria every 3-6 months.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!