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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 ... 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.

Symptoms of Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis

Treatments for Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis

  • Supportive care
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  • 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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