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Acute Post Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis
Complex: Reduction in nephron mass from an injury reduces the gfr. This reduction causes hypertrophy & hyperfiltration of the remaining nephrons & to intraglomerular hypertension. These changes occur to increase the GFR of the remaining nephrons, thus minimizing the functional consequences of nephron loss. The changes are ultimately detrimental because they lead to glomerulosclerosis & further nephron loss. ...Read more
Post Strep arthritis: A few weeks after having a Strep infection, the immune system can be triggered to attack the joints and/or heart. When this happens, one can suffer temporary arthritis and permanent damage to the heart valves. This is called rheumatic fever. Penicillin is prescribed to prevent future Strep infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain after strep: A few weeks after a strep infection (usually "strep throat"), some people will develop severe pain in one or more of their larger joints (knees, elbows, wrists...). These pains go away in time, only to reappear elsewhere. Persons who are having such symptoms should see a doctor to be sure they are not suffering from rheumatic fever instead -- a similar but probably separate condition. ...Read more
Croup: Acute laryngoyracheobronchitis otherwise known as croup is a viral infection of the upper airways that can produce the characteristic barking cough and noisy breathing in children. Rarely, this could be complicated by bacterial superinfection, especially in children hospitalized with a more severe infection. Those patients could require antibiotics, but they are the exception rather than the norm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several problems.: Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that occurs following a streptococcal infection, such as streptococcal pharyngitis or scarlet fever. Believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity that can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain,  the illness typically develops two to three weeks after a strep infection. Acute rheumatic fever commonly appears in children between 6-15 yrs old. ...Read more
Can rheumatic fever be treated with the antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)?
Can autoimmune encephalitis triggered by past infection be insidious unlike acute disseminated encephalomyelitis?
Rasmussen syndrome: There are several others that are even less common ...Read more
Usually: Bacterial endocarditis usually but not always causes fever. The fever may not be present early in the disease and may develop later depending on the infecting organism. As you have fever and a valvular abnormality you should be evaluated by your doctor. Blood and other cultures and a cardiac echo may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute hepatitis C infection doesn't always lead to chronic hepatitis C infection: But because a large majority of people with the acute infection go on to chronically harbor the virus, acute hepatitis C is serious. Acute hepatitis C infection can be treated, greatly reducing the risk of chronic infection. Unfortunately, hepatitis C infection is rarely diagnosed and treated in its acute stage because it usually causes no symptoms. Acute hepatitis C develops two weeks to six months after the hepatitis C virus enters your bloodstream. In the small proportion of people who get sick during the acute infection, signs and symptoms include: Jaundice, Dark urine, White-colored stool, Nausea, Pain in the upper right part of the abdomen. These signs and symptoms last for two to 12 weeks. Most acute hepatitis C infections today occur in people who share needles to inject drugs. Health care workers who have needle-stick injuries also are at risk. If you think you've recently been exposed to hepatitis C virus, it's important to get tested right away. Blood tests to detect hepatitis C virus proteins, followed by a later test to detect antibodies to the virus, can usually distinguish acute from chronic infection. Having acute hepatitis C infection makes a difference in the choice of treatment. ...Read more
usually pain: Patients with abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (cpps; category iii in the 1995 national institutes of health prostatitis classification system) have the same symptom complex as those with chronic bacterial prostatitis. Such as penile tip pain, testicular, rectal, lower abdominal and back pain. Also they can complaint of frequent urination, pain while urinating and incontinence. ...Read more
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
How does skin infection and tonsilitis/pharyngitis lead to post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis?
The Immune system: Fights the initial infection (skin or throat) by making antibodies to parts of the bacteria. After the infection is fought off, a combination of the antibodies and the bacterial components left over form a new complex that is toxic to the part of the kidney that filters them. Only certain strains of streptococcus will cause psgn. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you. ...Read more
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