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Int J Artif Organs. 1987 May;10(3):189-94.

Progression to end stage renal disease in post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN)---Chandigarh Study.


193 patients (142 adults and 51 children) with acute PSGN were followed long term. Sixty percent had elevated serum creatinine and 14% had nephrotic range proteinuria at the onset. By two years 28 patients (14%) had died from uremia, and 19 were lost to follow up. Amongst the remainder, 8 patients (4%) had developed mild to moderate renal insufficiency, 12% were hypertensive, and 22% had urinary abnormalities. Of the 146 patients alive at 2 years, 107 were followed up to 10 years (mean 4.8 years). In addition to the 8 patients with renal insufficiency at 2 years, another 7 developed renal failure subsequently. Four out of these 15 patients progressed to uremia within 4 to 10 years after the onset of disease. Hypertension and persistent urinary abnormalities were present in 15% and 24% respectively. Progression to uremia occurred in 6% of children and 20% of adults. Nephrotic range proteinuria, renal insufficiency at the onset, and crescents in more than one third of glomeruli indicated a poor prognosis.

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