Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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AGN Underlying Cause

The most common cause of acute glomerulonephritis is an infection with the bacteria, Streptococcus.

Streptococcal infections include:


Infections that rarely cause acute glomerulonephritis include:

Additional causes of acute glomerulonephritis include:

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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