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An Pediatr (Barc). 2008 Mar;68(3):269-72.

[Invasive pneumococcal disease and hemolytic uremic syndrome].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario Vall d'Hebron, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Streptococcus pneumoniae is an infrequent casual agent of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) with more severity than classic HUS.

CASE REPORT:

We present two patients with pneumococcal pneumonia and empyema who developed HUS. One patient the renal function returned to normal and the other needed a renal transplantation.

CONCLUSION:

Pneumococcal invasive disease may be a cause of severe HUS, so a high index of suspicion is mandatory to prompt appropriate diagnosis and management.

PMID:
18358139
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