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.