Prior to the antibiotic era, clinical and pathological evidence of nephritis following pneumococcal infection was frequent. Streptococcal pneumonia, however, has received little attention in recent years as a causative factor in immunologic renal disease. Recent reports present substantial evidence for its role in inducing immune glomerulonephritis. This report describes a young man with pneumococcal pneumonia in whom acute glomerulonephritis developed.
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1985|
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