Which types of glomerulonephritis should be included in the differential diagnoses 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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Other types of glomerulonephritis

Other forms of glomerulonephritis (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus nephritis, familial nephritis, chronic glomerulonephritis) may occasionally be confused with acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis when an acute exacerbation of the previously present nephropathy is present. In addition to the lack of expected complete resolution, other features suggest a condition other than acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.

See Hemolytic Complement under Workup for the differential diagnosis of acute glomerulonephritis according to C3 levels.


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