Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis following circumcision
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A case of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis following circumcision is presented. An 11-year-old boy was subjected to ritual circumcision, which was complicated by the infection of the wound and development of oliguria, edema, hematuria and hypertensive encephalopathy 2 weeks later. The diagnosis of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis was established upon the isolation of Streptococcus pyogenes, increased antistreptolysin O (ASTO) and antiDNAse B titers and hypocomplementemia. The clinical course was uneventful with resolution of the nephritic signs, normalization of the complement and clearance of the urinary abnormalities. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis following infection of the circumcision wound.