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Can you tell if strep infection was from a certain time for kidney disease, ng, say that antibodies in the blood say that disease was 5 years previou?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Confusing question: Infections with group A streptococcus, the main cause of strep throats and certain skin infections, can lead to a kidney problem called glomerulonephritis. Post-strep GN usually is apparent within a few weeks after a strep infection, but sometimes can cause kidney damage that isn't diagnosed until years later. This is uncommon. At 5 years, probably something else explpains the kidney problem.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Also recent strep infection could have been silent, without symptoms, but still cause post-strep glomerulonephritis.
Jun 15, 2016

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