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Pediatr Nephrol. 1990 Nov;4(6):585-8.

Changing perspectives in children hospitalized with poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis.

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  • 1Section of Pediatric Nephrology, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, University of Tennessee, Memphis 38103.


Changing perspectives in 95 children with poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAGN) in our hospital between 1979 and 1988 are reported. Between 1961 and 1970 an average of 31 +/- 6.3 patients/year with PSAGN were treated and 70% had antecedent pyoderma. In the present study antecedent pharyngitis was observed in 59 children and pyoderma in 36. In comparison to the decade ending in 1970 our data show: (1) a marked decline in the prevalence of PSAGN (P = less than 0.0005), (2) a predominance of antecedent pharyngeal infection (P = 0.044), (3) a decline in urban and an increase in rural patients with PSAGN (P = 0.0483); and in the last decade: (1) a predominance of antecedent pharyngeal infection in children over 6 years of age (P = 0.0009) and (2) a predominance of antecedent pyoderma in black children (P = 0.0004).

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