When is inpatient care indicated 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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General management begins with a decision to admit the child with acute glomerulonephritis to the hospital or merely have him or her undergo frequent outpatient examinations. Hospitalization is indicated if the child has significant hypertension or a combination of oliguria, generalized edema, and elevation of serum creatinine or potassium.


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