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- Published: October 11, 2019
- By: Christie Boils, MD
A paradigm shift has occurred in the epidemiology, bacteriology, and clinical and pathologic findings of infection-associated glomerulonephritis over the past few decades. The incidence of acute Streptococcal glomerulonephritis has declined, in part due to improved socioeconomic conditions and the advent of antibiotic therapy in developed countries. An increase in methicillin-resistant and sensitive Staphylococcal infections ranging from superficial skin infections to deep-seated occult infections such as visceral abscess, osteomyelitis, and endocarditis has been noted. This increase is seen in the expanding elderly population who have increasing comorbidities of diabetes and heart disease and increased use of cardiac devices, indwelling catheters and...