Glomerulonephritis secondary to non-streptococcal infections

Meidad Greenberg, Frederick J. Kaskel

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Postinfectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) is part of a larger group of infection-related glomerulonephritis (IRGN) that harbor the common PIGN and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) and the less common infectious glomerulonephritis. IRGN is considered to be a cluster of glomerular diseases resulted from immunologic insult secondary to systemic nonrenal infection. Two smaller groups of IRGN have been identified. The first is postinfectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN), which shares a clinical resemblance to PSGN and differs in the causing pathogen (see Table 1). The second is more scarce, with a somewhat different glomerular pathology and is secondary to active bacterial or (more common) viral infection (e.g., hepatitis C virus andHIV). This chapter reviews non-strep PIGN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlomerulonephritis
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319493794
ISBN (Print)9783319493787
StatePublished - Feb 26 2019


  • End stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis (PIGN)
  • Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis (PSGN)
  • Rapidly progressive Glomerulonephritis (RPGN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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