Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 597–599 | Cite as

Post streptococcal acute glomerulonephritis secondary to sporadic Streptococcus equi infection

  • Anna M. Thorley
  • David Campbell
  • Nadeem E. Moghal
  • Sue Hudson
Brief Report

Abstract

Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus infection is rare in humans, but a well-known cause of pyogenic disease in cows and horses. S. zooepidemicus uncommonly causes post-strep glomerulonephritis (PSGN) in humans via epidemic outbreaks. We present a sporadic case of post S. zooepidemicus glomerulonephritis in a child most probably contracted from a horse. The 14-year-old girl presented with the typical signs of PSGN, with S. equi zooepidemicus isolated from a blood culture, together with a low C3 and raised anti-DNAse B. This is the first known report of a sporadic case of PSGN in a child caused by this organism.

Keywords

Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus Zoonosis Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna M. Thorley
    • 1
  • David Campbell
    • 2
  • Nadeem E. Moghal
    • 3
  • Sue Hudson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsQueen Elizabeth HospitalGatesheadUK
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsSunderland Royal HospitalSunderlandUK
  3. 3.Department of PaediatricsRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK

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