Which patients are most likely to develop acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Currently, approximately a quarter of APSGN is due to Streptococcus. In developed countries such as the United States, APSGN more commonly affects elderly persons, with diabetes mellitus, malignancy, alcoholism, human immunodeficiency virus infection, and intravenous drug use being risk factors. The disease affects white males more frequently, often around the fifth decade of life. APSGN is still the most common glomerulonephritis in children.


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