COINCIDENTAL OCCURRENCE OF ACUTE POST-STREPTOCOCCAL GLOMERULOEPHRITIS AND ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER IN THE SAME CHILD: A CASE REPORT

Mounika Reddy Vakiti, Muralikrishna Bhagavathula, Ravikumar Chodavarapu

Abstract


Acute Glomerulonephritis and Rheumatic fever are the two serious sequelae in children followed by Group A Streptococcus infection.(GAS)
Though these two are the well known non suppurative complications of GAS infection, their occurrence in the same patient is rare. We report a case
of a 14-year-old girl, who presented with complaints of generalized swelling of face and feet, hematuria, breathlessness. She was febrile at
admission. Examination and laboratory data revealed a coincidental occurrence of two severe complications of GAS infection in the girl.
Treatment given with diuretics and penicillin prophylaxis was started. Child condition improved and later discharged in healthy status.


Keywords


Group A Streptococcus, Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, Acute rheumatic fever.

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