What are diagnostic considerations for 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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In the evaluation of a patient with acute glomerulonephritis, if evidence of a previous streptococcal infection is missing or inconclusive, then a search for another infectious cause appears appropriate.

See also Acute Glomerulonephritis and Emergent Management of Acute Glomerulonephritis.


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