What are the racial predilections of 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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No racial predilection is noted for acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis; the condition is reported in all ethnic and cultural groups. In urban populations, a predilection toward minority populations is observed; however, this may be related more to the socioeconomic factor of overcrowding than to any racial predilection. In the developed world, APSGN affects mainly elderly white males, more frequently around the fifth decade of life. In the developing world, the disease is seen mainly in black children, predominantly males.


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