STANLEY H. BERNSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MAXWELL STILLERMAN, M.D.
The association of group A streptococcal infections with acute glomerulonephritis in man has been demonstrated by a variety of clinical, bacteriologic, serologic and immunologic data.1-5 The incidence of antecedent streptococcal infection has been reported to be between 70% and 94%, depending upon the methods utilized to demonstrate the relationship.6-8 Our knowledge of the specificity of streptococcal strains capable of nephrotoxic action has been acquired, in the main, from the extensive studies of Rammelkamp and his co-workers,4 ,9, 10 and has subsequently been confirmed by other investigators.11, 12
Some viral, rickettsial and other bacterial infections have been reported to be followed
BERNSTEIN SH, STILLERMAN M. A STUDY OF THE ASSOCIATION OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCI WITH ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS*†. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1026–1034. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1026-1034.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Streptococcal Infections.
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