Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 585–588

Changing perspectives in children hospitalized with poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis

  • Shane RoyIII
  • F. Bruder Stapleton
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00858626

Cite this article as:
Roy, S. & Stapleton, F.B. Pediatr Nephrol (1990) 4: 585. doi:10.1007/BF00858626


Changing perspectives in 95 children with poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAGN) in our hospital between 1979 and 1988 are reported. Between 1961 and 1970 an average of 31±6.3 patients/year with PSAGN were treated and 70% had antecedent pyoderma. In the present study antecedent pharyngitis was observed in 59 children und pyoderma in 36. In comparison to the decade ending in 1970 our data show: (1) a marked decline in the prevalence of PSAGN (P=<0.0005), (2) a predominance of antecedent pharyngeal infection (P=0.044), (3) a decline in urban and an increase in rural patients with PSAGN (P=0.0483); and in the last decade: (1) a predominance of antecedent pharyngeal infection in children over 6 years of age (P=0.0009) and (2) a predominance of antecedent pyoderma in black children (P=0.0004).

Key words

Poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritisPyodermaPharyngitis

Copyright information

© IPNA 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane RoyIII
    • 1
  • F. Bruder Stapleton
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Pediatric Nephrology, LeBonheur Children's Medical CenterUniversity of TennesseMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics Children's Hospital of Buffalo and State University of New York at BuffaloUSA