When should patients with acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) be treated for active streptococcal infection?

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 resource-limited settings, the author is of the view that all patients with acute APSGN be treated as though they have active streptococcal infection. This recommendation is based on the finding of positive cultures for Streptococcus in patients with APSGN in whom upper respiratory tract or skin infections are not clinically evident.


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