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Eur J Pediatr. 2001 Mar;160(3):173-6.

Simultaneous occurrence of the haemolytic uraemic syndrome and acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis.

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Nephrology Unit, University Children's Hosptial, Zurich, Switzerland. Guido.Laube@kispi.unizh.ch

Abstract

We report on two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, with simultaneous occurrence of clinical and laboratory features consistent with both diarrhoea-negative haemolytic uraemic syndrome (D-HUS) and acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis (APGN). Both presented with acute renal insufficiency, hypertension and oedema. Laboratory evaluation revealed micro-angiopathic anaemia with burr cells, thrombocytopenia, elevated lactic dehydrogenase and low complement C3. Urinalysis showed marked proteinuria and haematuria. Renal biopsy was characteristic of APGN, but not of HUS. The outcome was good in both children.

CONCLUSION:

The simultaneous occurrence of diarrhoea-negative haemolytic uraemic syndrome and acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis is rare. The outcome is generally good as is expected in the latter condition in contrast to the former.

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11277379
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