Invasive pneumococcal disease and hemolytic uremic syndrome

A. Fàbregas Martori, F. A. Moraga-Llop, J. Nieto Rey, C. Figueras Nadal, P. Soler Palacín, J. Roqueta Mas

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Abstract

Introduction: Streptococcus pneumoniae is an infreqüent 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-272
JournalAnales de Pediatria
Volume68
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Empyema
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Invasive pneumococcal disease
  • Renal transplantation
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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