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

Sore throat.


• 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

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!