acute glomerulonephritis


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acute glomerulonephritis

[ə′kyüt glä‚mər·yə‚lō·nə′frīd·əs]
(medicine)
Severe kidney inflammation, usually following infection with group A hemolytic streptococci, particularly type 12.
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In conclusion, acute glomerulonephritis may be only associated to streptococcus or to another coincidental infection.
In the present study, the mean age of patients who presented with Acute Glomerulonephritis was 38.8 [+ or -] 14 years, which is comparable with the studies of Kim B S et al [1] and Borphukan S et al.
Acute glomerulonephritis may be clinical presentation of thyphoid fever or may be observed as a late complication.
Levin, "Acute glomerulonephritis in children: a review of 153 cases," Southern Medical Journal, vol.
In this study we found acute glomerulonephritis in 3 (3.15%) patients.
Bright defined 3 basic pathologies at postmortem examinations in his cases, corresponding to the pale, large white kidney of nephrotic syndrome, the large red kidney of acute glomerulonephritis, and the small shrunken kidney of chronic glomerulonephritis.
Acute glomerulonephritis most commonly occurs in children between the ages of 3 to 7 years and can be considered if hematuria, edema, and hypertension are present.
In the study done by Prakash et al in Patna 1995, out of 426 patients of acute renal failure the most common cause of AKI was found to be acute gastroenteritis (35.2%) followed by acute glomerulonephritis (10.3%), post abortai sepsis (10.5%) and falciparum malaria (4.2%).
Acute glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever are caused by Group B streptococci.
Key words: Acute glomerulonephritis, childhood, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome
It has also been reported that transitory acute glomerulonephritis occurs often in association with P.

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