Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 949–951

Hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus

  • Amy B. Shepherd
  • April L. Palmer
  • Steven A. Bigler
  • Radhakrishna Baliga
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00467-003-1191-4

Cite this article as:
Shepherd, A.B., Palmer, A.L., Bigler, S.A. et al. Pediatr Nephrol (2003) 18: 949. doi:10.1007/s00467-003-1191-4

Abstract

Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GABS) hemorrhagic colitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes is extremely rare and its association with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in children has not been described. We report a 9-year-old white male who developed biopsy-proven HUS while continuing to have GABS-positive bloody diarrhea. Renal function deteriorated rapidly requiring intermittent hemodialysis. Three months following discharge, his renal function is normal for age except for significant proteinuria.

Keywords

Hemolytic uremic syndromeGroup A beta-hemolytic streptococcusHemorrhagic colitisDialysis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy B. Shepherd
    • 1
  • April L. Palmer
    • 1
  • Steven A. Bigler
    • 2
  • Radhakrishna Baliga
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Division of NephrologyUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA