Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis causes

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Manpreet Kaur, MD [2]


Common causes of post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis include infection with group A streptococci. Others strain of streptococci which cause post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis include streptococci M types 47, 49, 55, 2, 60, and 57 causes pyodermatitis and streptococci M types 1, 2, 4, 3, 25, 49, and 12 causes throat infection. Less common causes of post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis include group C such as S. zooepidemicus and group G streptococcal infections.

Common Causes

Common causes of post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis include:[1][2][3]

Less common causes

Less common causes of post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis include:[5]

  • Group C such as S. zooepidemicus
  • Group G streptococcal infections


  1. Rodríguez-Iturbe B, Batsford S (2007). "Pathogenesis of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis a century after Clemens von Pirquet". Kidney Int. 71 (11): 1094–104. doi:10.1038/ PMID 17342179.
  2. Burova L, Schalen C, Gladilina M (1997). "Antigenic diversity of IgG Fc-receptors in Streptococcus pyogenes". Adv Exp Med Biol. 418: 585–7. PMID 9331719.
  3. Grubb A, Grubb R, Christensen P, Schalén C (1982). "Isolation and some properties of an IgG Fc-binding protein from group A streptococci type 15". Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol. 67 (4): 369–76. PMID 6461610.
  4. Cunningham MW (2000). "Pathogenesis of group A streptococcal infections". Clin Microbiol Rev. 13 (3): 470–511. PMC 88944. PMID 10885988.
  5. Montseny JJ, Meyrier A, Kleinknecht D, Callard P (1995). "The current spectrum of infectious glomerulonephritis. Experience with 76 patients and review of the literature". Medicine (Baltimore). 74 (2): 63–73. PMID 7891544.

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