Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced haemolytic uraemic syndrome

McTaggart, SJ and Burke, JR (1998) Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 34 2: 192-195. doi:10.1046/j.1440-1754.1998.00175.x

Author McTaggart, SJ
Burke, JR
Title Streptococcus pneumoniae-induced haemolytic uraemic syndrome
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
Publication date 1998-04-01
Year available 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1440-1754.1998.00175.x
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 192
End page 195
Total pages 4
Place of publication CARLTON
Language eng
Abstract Haemolytic uraemic syndrome secondary to infection with neuraminidase producing Streptococcus pneumoniae is well recognised, but was previously considered to be rare, This case report describes the course of a 9-month-old male with pneumococcal pneumonia, T activation and haemolytic uraemic syndrome. The clinical features of three other cases treated in Southeast Queensland in the past 2 years and 12 previously reported cases are summarised. The widespread availability of rapid diagnostic testing for this entity should allow for increased recognition, enabling appropriate use of low plasma volume blood products with improved patient outcome.
Keyword haemolytic uraemic syndrome
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Thomsen-Friedenreich Antigen
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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