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Keywords:

  • APSGN;
  • scabies;
  • prevention.

Abstract

Background: To observe and record an outbreak of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) in the Lockhart River community in 2005 and the steps taken by health workers to contain the epidemic.

Methods: A descriptive study of cases of APSGN and children aged from 2 to 12 years involved in the screening program.

Setting: A remote indigenous community in Far North Queensland.

Participants: All children aged from 2 to 12 years in the Lockhart River community.

Results: Eighty-seven children were screened. And 46% were found to have infected scabies.

Conclusions: There were 11 confirmed cases of APSGN over four months from February to May. Infected scabies was the main preceding finding in these children.