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A 31-year-old male asked:

3 weeks ago i had strep throat and hematuria. doc gave penicillin. diagnosed psgn. now urinalysis shows rbc count 20-30, all blood tests normal-issue?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Autoimmunity: It is a fact that streptococcal infections of the throat or elsewhere can cause glomerulo-nephritis or even myocarditis. The mechanism is thought to be an autoimmune response to a protein on the bacterium that cross reacts to a similar protein on the person's own tissue. This is called auto-immunity and is only one of many autoimmune diseases in humans such as lupus, diabetes type i and anemia.
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