Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

AGN occurs primarily in the pediatric population, ages 5 to 15 years, after an infectious event; GABHS is most common in boys from the age of 3 to 7. About 95% of children and 70% of adults have a full recovery in acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis is more common in regions such as Africa, the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, and South America than in the United States. In both men and women, AGN may occur after an infection or with multisystem diseases such as SLE. Because adults may exhibit more signs of cardiovascular compromise than children do, treatment of the adult may require more support of the cardiovascular system through medications. RPGN primarily affects adults in their sixth and seventh decades of life. As a whole, twice as many males as females are affected with GN.

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