A nurse is assessing a patient with glomerulonephritis. The nurse asks the patient about a recent history of:


• Acute glomerulonephritis is most often caused by S. pyrogenes, which is a bacteria that causes Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections such as impetigo and strep throat

• A patient with a recent history of impetigo or strep throat is at risk for developing glomerulonephritis

• The other options are not related to GAS. Pneumonia is caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae, and bladder infections are most commonly associated with e. coli

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