Typhoid glomerulonephritis in a child: A rare complication of typhoid fever
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Typhoid glomerulonephritis in a child: A rare complication of typhoid fever

Joint Event on 16th Annual World Congress on Pediatrics & 3rd Annual World Congress on Pediatric Nutrition, Gastroenterology & Child Development

March 21-22, 2018 | New York, USA

Mohammed Beshir Yesuf

Jimma University Medical Center, Ethiopia

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Pediatr Ther

Abstract :

One of the unusual manifestations of typhoid fever is typhoid glomerulonephritis and accounts for about 1% of its extra intestinal complications of typhoid fever. Although 25% of patients excrete Salmonella typhi in the urine during the acute illness, renal complication may result from diverse pathophysiological mechanisms. The severity of acute glomerulonephritis due to typhoid fever is variable; generally, it resolves completely with treatment of typhoid fever but occasionally it may be fatal. Here, we report a 10 years old male child with typhoid glomerulonephritis who presented with fever, abdominal pain, edema and hypertension. Urine examination showed microscopic hematuria and proteinuria. Salmonella typhi was isolated from a blood culture. Renal biopsy was not performed. The child recovered completely with treatment.

Biography :

Mohammed Beshir Yesuf is a Pediatrician with interest in Pediatric Nephrology and Assistant Professor in Jimma University Medical Center. He has graduated from Jimma University Medical School, Ethiopia.
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