Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 15, Issue 3–4, pp 274–275 | Cite as

Acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis following circumcision

  • V. Tasic
  • Momir Polenakovic
Brief Report


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.

Key words Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis Circumcision Wound Infection Streptococcus pyogenes 

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© IPNA - International Pediatric Nephrology Association New York, USA 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Tasic
    • 1
  • Momir Polenakovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Clinic for Children’s Diseases, University Clinical Center, 017 Vodnjanska, 91000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia e-mail: Fax: +389-91-229156/137219
  2. 2.Department of Nephrology, University Clinical Center, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

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