The prognosis of acute post infectious glomerulonephritis in adults: a long-term prospective study
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2008
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 215–219, June 1990
How to Cite
Richmond, D. E. and Doak, P. B. (1990), The prognosis of acute post infectious glomerulonephritis in adults: a long-term prospective study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, 20: 215–219. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1990.tb01021.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2008
- Accepted for publication: 30 November 1989.
- Cited By
- Adult glomerulonephritis;
- prognosis of glomerulonephritis
The contributions of pre-selected predictions of outcome for survival and renal function following acute post infectious glomerulonephritis were tested in a group of 41 adults, followed up for a mean of 13 years 5 months (range: 2 weeks to 15 years 2 months), using a proportional hazards model. The best predictor of outcome was the severity of the renal lesion, as judged by histology obtained at renal biopsy. The extent of functional deterioration during the acute phase and the aetiology were also related to outcome, though less significantly. Other variables including sex, age, race and the presence or absence of hypertension during the acute phase did not appear in this model to have an important bearing on prognosis, whether the latter was determined by patient and renal survival or by the extent of renal functional deterioration in survivors.