CHARLES H. RAMMELKAMP, M.D.
To the editor: Gibney and colleagues (1) recently suggested that it would be interesting to ascertain the serologic type of streptococcus isolated from an infection in a patient whose renal disease was not classic acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Indeed, such data are both interesting and helpful in managing such patients.
In 1956 during a very large epidemic of streptococcal infections and nephritis in Japan (2), type 12 streptococci were isolated from the oropharynx of patients with an initial attack of classical nephritis, whereas several different non-nephritogenic types and only occasionally type 12 were recovered from patients whose history, urine examination, and
CHARLES H. RAMMELKAMP. Typing Streptococci in Renal Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:125. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-125_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):125.
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