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Acute post infectious nephritis in the elderly

Acute glomerulonephritis is a group of primary glomerulonephritis with acute nephritis syndrome as the main clinical manifestation. It is characterized by acute onset, hematuria, proteinuria, edema and hypertension. It can be accompanied by transient azotemia and has the tendency of self-healing. It is common after streptococcal infection, and other bacterial, viral and parasitic infections can also be caused. The following mainly introduces acute glomerulonephritis after streptococcal infection. This disease is a self limiting disease, so glucocorticoids and cytotoxic drugs should not be used.


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