Following streptococcal infection of the respiratory tract or skin with a nephritogenic
strain of Group A beta hemolytic Streptococcus, kidney injury may occur.
Postinfectious glomerulonephritis (PIGN) secondary to nephritogenic
streptococci is a well-recognized cause of native kidney AKI.
potential of anti-DNA antibodies against necrotic nucleosomes," Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol.
A case of antenatal MN with a severe, unusual histopathological presentation was further investigated, since the transplacental passage of nephritogenic
antibodies was suspected to be causative.
beta-haemolytic streptococcus is the commonest cause of PIGN, several other bacteria, viruses, fungi, rickettsia, protozoa and parasites have also been implicated.
PSGN occurs following infection with a nephritogenic
strain of group A Streptococcus (GAS) in around 15% of cases .
 One child in the present study was noted to have concurrent ARF and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, an unusual occurrence that is thought to be due to some GAS strains being both nephritogenic
Certain strains of group A streptococci are either rheumatogenic or nephritogenic
, while others are neither.
B cells are also considered to be involved in LN, particularly as a source of nephritogenic
(30) Some of these antibody subsets are pathogenic and may take part in the nephritogenic
process in SLE.
Membranous glomerulonephritis associated with renal cell carcinoma: failure to detect a nephritogenic
APSGN can occur approximately 2 weeks after impetigo infections due to nephritogenic
strains of GABHS.