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Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for evidence of acute poststrepotococcal glomerulonephritis following an infection with Group A Streptococcus (GAS).

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

N05

Description:

Some patients who develop an infection with a Group A beta-hemolytic Strepotococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) may subsequently develop an acute glomerulonephritis. This appears related to an immunologic response to certain streptococcal M proteins (genotype emm).

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