Presentation of a case with Salmonella glomerulonephritis


Donmez O. , Basdemir G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.44, no.3, pp.267-268, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.267-268

Abstract

xSalmonella infection is frequently encountered in childhood, but it is rarely associated with glomerulonephritis. 7 We present in this report a case with Salmonella glomerulonephritis, which is infrequent in children. His general condition was found moderate, and temperature and blood pressure were 38 degreesC and 150/90 mmHg, respectively.. The whole blood counts were as follows: white blood cell count 3,800/mm(3), hemoglobin 6.3 g/dl and platelet count 240,000/mm(3). Serum urea was 140 mg/dl, albumin 2.5 g/dl and complement (C-3) 23.6 mj/dl. Both Salmonella type O and Salmonella typhi H were detected positive (1/800 titer). In view of these findings, the case was considered as Salmonella glomerulonephritis; his clinical and laboratory recovery were achieved by supportive therapy.