Introduction: Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis


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Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis: Kidney complication (glomerulonephritis) following streptococcal infection

Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis: Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is an uncommon complication of either a strep throat or a streptococcal skin infection. Symptoms of PSGN develop within 10 days following a strep throat or 3 weeks following a GAS skin infection. PSGN involves inflammation of the kidney. Symptoms include pale skin, lethargy, loss of appetite, headache and dull back pain. Clinical findings may include dark-colored urine, swelling of different parts of the body (edema), and high blood pressure. Treatment of PSGN consists of supportive care.1

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1. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: April 11, 2003

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