What are the common symptoms of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) resulting in patients seeking medical attention?

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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Edema and/or hematuria

Edema and/or gross hematuria represent the most common clinical presentation resulting in patients seeking medical attention. One or both findings usually appear abruptly and may be associated with various degrees of malaise, lethargy, anorexia, fever, abdominal pain, and headache. The classic description of tea- or cola-colored urine occurs in approximately 25-60% of patients.


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