Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 07, 2016
  • Author: Duvuru Geetha, MD, MRCP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis include the following:

  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Essential cryoglobulinemia
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Microscopic polyarteritis
  • Shunt nephritis
  • Visceral abscess
  • Other infection-related glomerulonephritis

With the increase in antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the incidence of glomerulonephritis associated with S aureus infection has been rising. Differentiating staphylococcal glomerulonephritis from poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis is important because staphylococcal glomerulonephritis involves active infection and requires different management. [17, 18]

Differential Diagnoses