Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics

Volume 6 Number 1, April 2001

Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome Associated with Pneumococcal Sepsis

WH Choy, YW Hui, WM Lai, MC Chiu

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome is an unusual and serious complication of pneumococcal sepsis. We reported a boy presenting with pneumococcal sepsis who subsequently developed haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. Washed red cell products, platelet concentrates and renal replacement therapy had been instituted in this patient. The boy recovered well and needed periodic evaluation of long term renal outcome. (HK J Paediatr (new series) 2001;6:63-65)

Key words : Acute renal failure; Haemolytic uraemic syndrome; Pneumococcal septicemia

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