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Definition: 'Acute Glomerulonephritis'

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acute glomerulonephritis

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. glomerulonephritis that frequently occurs as a late complication of pharyngitis or skin infection, due to a nephritogenic strain of β-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.

Synonyms: acute hemorrhagic glomerulonephritis, acute nephritis, acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis



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