What is the role of steroid therapy in 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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Steroid therapy is indicated only in patients with severe crescentic glomerulonephritis or in those with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Selected patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) nephritis and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) also may benefit from such agents. An experienced nephrologist should make decisions regarding the indication for such treatment.

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