Of 74 paediatric inpatients with acute glomerulonephritis, 58 (78%) had a raised (greater than 1/200) antistreptolysin O titre. Serum C3 concentration was low in 73, but returned to normal within six weeks. Streptococcal infection remains the commonest cause of acute nephritis in children in Hong Kong, possibly due to overcrowded living conditions.
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