Aim To present a number of children with set diagnosis of APSGN in the Pristina Children’s Clinic, incidence, clinical characteristics of the disease an treatment. Their follow up aimed to determine the further course of the disease and the possibility for progressing into a chronic form.
Materials and Methods This was an analysis of the children treated in the Prishtina Children’s Clinic during 2009–2011. General date has been taken from all hospitalized patients, including: age, gender, parent’s profession, residence and dwelling condition. The diagnosis of APSGN was set in 98 children based an anamnestic date for existing a prior streptococcal infection, characteristic clinical picture, as well as laboratory analyses (hematuria, proteinuria, titer of ASO, determination of the serum creatinin and urea and concentration of C3 and C4).
Results From 98 patients, witch is the total number of the examinees, the majority belonged to the 7–11 year old group, will the male patients were more frequent. According to the obtain anamnestic date, 82% cases had and anticipatory throat infection. In all cases, the clinical symptoms were hematuria and/or proteinuria. Hypertension was present in 73% cases, while edema was confirmed in 79% of the hospitalized patients. Positive ASO titer was confirmed in 75,8 % cases.
Conclusion In a larger number of our patients, i.e. in 96,5 % a complete recovery was obtained with further ambulance follow up, and only 3, 5% entered into the form of chronic glomerulonephritis.