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.
|Journal||Anales de Pediatria|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2008|
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome
- Invasive pneumococcal disease
- Renal transplantation
- Streptococcus pneumoniae