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acute glomerulonephritis

 

Definition: glomerulonephritis that frequently occurs as a late complication of pharyngitis or skin infection, due to a nephritogenic strain of ß-hemolytic streptococci, characterized by abrupt onset of hematuria, edema of the face, oliguria, and variable azotemia and hypertension; the renal glomeruli usually show cellular proliferation or infiltration by polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

Synonym(s): acute hemorrhagic glomerulonephritis, acute nephritis, acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

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