Moises Auron

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Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis

Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis I. What every physician needs to know. Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is a condition manifested by development of hematuria, proteinuria, hypertension and edema, which presents several weeks after infection (tonsillopharyngitis or cellulitis/erysipelas) with nephritogenic strains of Group A beta hemolytic streptococcus (GAS). The bacteria produce antigens with high affinity for glomerular sites forming glomerular…

Congenital Long QT

Congenital long QT I. What every physician needs to know. Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) occurs secondary to an abnormal cardiac repolarization with prolongation of the QT interval leading to subsequent development of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) (also known as torsades des pointes (TdP)) with increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Congenital LQTS is…

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