Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated haemolytic uremic syndrome following influenza A virus infection
Influenza virus is a seasonal cause of community-acquired pneumonia, and Streptococcus pneumoniae is one of the most common pathogens causing secondary bacterial pneumonia. S. pneumoniae-induced haemolytic uremic syndrome is an uncommon condition mainly observed in young children. We present a patient who had invasive pneumococcal disease and haemolytic uremic syndrome. Simultaneous viral cultures grew influenza A. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such reported case.
KeywordsStreptococcus pneumoniae infection Haemolytic uremic syndrome influenza A virus
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