Run Time: 4 minutes
Author: Suzanne Chilton M.D.
- 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/