Podcast #104: Peds Glomerulonephritis

18abcacb-147a-49bf-83cf-59907ed0010eRun Time: 4 minutes

Author: Suzanne Chilton M.D.

Educational Pearls:

  •       The streptococcal strain that causes Impetigo also causes post strep glomerulonephritis.
  •       Symptoms of glomerulonephritis can present themselves up to 1 month after having impetigo including: edema hypertension, coke colored urine w/ red cells and high protein.
  •       The main treatment is supportive care and diuretics – the vast majority goes away in a few weeks on their own and kidney function returns to normal.
  •       More adults in the developed world, specifically white men over 50 with debilitating health conditions such as Diabetes or Alcoholism are being seen with post strep glomerulonephritis – the patient population is at a higher risk of progressive kidney disease.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/peds-glomerulonephritis/

References:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000503.htm

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