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

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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Although a male predominance is noted in symptomatic cases (male-to-female ratio, 1.7-2:1) for unknown reasons (APSGN is seen predominantly in males), when subclinical and clinical disease is taken into account, the rates are the same in males and females.


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