How does the incidence of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) vary by age?

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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The disease is more frequent in children aged 2-12 years, with a peak prevalence in individuals aged approximately 5-6 years, [37] although it has been reported in infants as young as 1 year and in adults as old as 90 years. However, in most large series, 5-10% of patients are older than 40 years, and 5% are younger than 2 years. The most commonly affected age group is those aged 5-20 years, although in the developed world, the disease is mostly seen in white males, around the fifth decade of life.


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