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Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis

Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis: Introduction

Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis: Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is an uncommon complication of either a strep throat or a streptococcal skin infection. Symptoms of ... more about Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis.

Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis: Kidney complication (glomerulonephritis) following streptococcal infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis is available below.

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Treatments for Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis

  • Supportive care
  • See treatment of glomerulonephritis
  • Treatment of post streptococcal glomerulonephritis is symptomatic and depends upon the severity of the disease. Treatment includes:
    • Antibiotics - to eradicate streptococcus and minimise spread of nephrogenic strains
    • Observation - the illness may resolve spontaneously as with mild post streptococcal GN
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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. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

 

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