Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis?

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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Antibiotics

Administer antibiotics for 10 days to ensure eradication of streptococci, if the disease is believed to be poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis and risk of contamination is present.

Penicillin VK

Penicillin VK inhibits biosynthesis of cell wall mucopeptide and is bactericidal against sensitive organisms when adequate concentrations are reached. This agent is most effective during the stage of active multiplication.

Erythromycin base (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin)

Erythromycin inhibits bacterial growth, possibly by blocking the dissociation of peptidyl tRNA from ribosomes, causing RNA-dependent protein synthesis to arrest.


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