Philip Freedman, M.D.; H. Peter Meister, M.D.; Hwa Ja Lee, M.D.; Earl Smith, M.D.; Bun Siu Co., M.D.; Bernard Nidus, M.D.
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A prospective study was conducted on patients with streptococcal infection to determine the prevalence and degree of renal involvement as compared and contrasted with classical clinical acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. A total of 1,246 patients presenting with sore throat were identified as suffering from beta hemolytic streptococcal infection. Six hundred fifteen patients returned on at least 1 occasion for examination, and significant urinary abnormalities were found in 191. Three hundred five patients attended regularly for follow-up, and 103 were admitted for further study. In 55 patients in whom renal biopsy was performed, edema was present in 10, hypertension in 7, bilateral
Freedman P, Meister HP, Lee HJ, Smith E, Co. BS, Nidus B. The Renal Response to Streptococcal Infection.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:802. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-802_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):802.
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