GEOFFREY V. FORESTER, M.D.; EDWARD E. FISCHEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Acute glomerulonephritis and acute rheumatic fever are sequelae of infection with Group A hemolytic streptococci. The precise mechanism whereby these two complications are produced is, however, obscure. A number of definite epidemiologic and serologic differences between the two conditions have been well documented.1-4 The occurrence of the two diseases simultaneously may be encountered. Their incidence in tandem, however, presumably resulting from two separate streptococcal infections, is unusual, and may be of interest in defining further the factor of host susceptibility and the differing pathogeneses of the two poststreptococcal diseases.
This report concerns a 15 year old boy who contracted acute
FORESTER GV, FISCHEL EE. ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER FIVE MONTHS AFTER ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS12. Ann Intern Med. ;51:398–403. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-398
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(2):398-403.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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