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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 546-548
Severe acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in an infant

1 Department of Pediatrics, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Jameela A Kari
Professor of Pediatrics & Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist, Pediatrics Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, P. O. Box 13042, Jeddah 21943
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.111061

PMID: 23640628

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Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) is very rare below the age of two years. We report a 14-month-old girl who presented with frank hematuria and nephrotic syndrome following group A streptococcal pharyngitis (GAS), which was confirmed by laboratory investigations. The patient underwent a renal biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and was treated with prednisolone. The proteinuria and hematuria resolved completely in eight weeks. Our case demonstrates that APSGN should be considered in evaluating hematuria and nephrotic syndrome in infants and children below two years of age.

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