What is acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (AGN) in tonsillitis?

Updated: Apr 06, 2020
  • Author: Udayan K Shah, MD, FACS, FAAP; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (AGN) occurs in 10-15% of pharyngitis cases that are caused by the type-12 serotype. AGN follows GABHS by 1-2 weeks. Urinalysis to detect excreted protein may allow detection of subclinical renal injury for persons with recurrent tonsillitis.


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