CHARLES H. RAMMELKAMP JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Both acute rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis are complications of group A streptococcal respiratory infections. Although significant advances have been made during the past decade in the prevention of attacks of rheumatic fever, little attention has been paid to the problem of preventive measures for acute nephritis. This is especially surprising since both diseases are caused by group A streptococci, and the therapy of both the renal and cardiac complications can be considered inadequate today. In the present report, the natural history of acute glomerulonephritis will be emphasized in an attempt to focus medical attention on those features of the
RAMMELKAMP CH. PREVENTION OF ACUTE NEPHRITIS12. Ann Intern Med. ;43:511–517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-3-511
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