What is the asymptomatic presentation 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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At one extreme is the asymptomatic child whose disease is discovered only by examination of the urine. Based on surveillance studies of the siblings and/or household contacts of children affected with acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN), at least 50% of persons with laboratory evidence of nephritis (ie, abnormal urinalysis) appear to have no symptoms or signs of clinical illness.


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