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
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Freedman P, Meister HP, Lee HJ, Smith E, Co. BS, Nidus B. The Renal Response to Streptococcal Infection.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;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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