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Dr Nadeem Moghal,
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Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus infection is rare in humans, but a well-known cause of pyogenic disease in cows and horses. S. zooepidemicus uncommonly causes post-strep glomerulonephritis (PSGN) in humans via epidemic outbreaks. We present a sporadic case of post S. zooepidemicus glomerulonephritis in a child most probably contracted from a horse. The 14-year-old girl presented with the typical signs of PSGN, with S. equi zooepidemicus isolated from a blood culture, together with a low C3 and raised anti-DNAse B. This is the first known report of a sporadic case of PSGN in a child caused by this organism.
Author(s): Thorley AM, Campbell D, Moghal NE, Hudson S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Pediatric Nephrology
ISSN (print): 0931-041X
ISSN (electronic): 1432-198X
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