Shigella sonnei and hemolytic uremic syndrome: A case report and literature review

Article: Shigella sonnei and hemolytic uremic syndrome: A case report and literature review

Authors: Casey Adams, Aaron Vose, Michael B. Edmond, and Laurel Lyckholm

JOURNAL: IDCases. 2017; 8: 6–8. Published online 2017 Feb 10

Abstract:
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a well-described process that is known to cause severe renal dysfunction, thrombocytopenia, and anemia. HUS is typically associated with toxins (shiga-like and shigella toxin) found in strains of E. coli and Shigella spp [1], [2], [3]. We present a case of a 27 year-old man with jaundice, thrombocytopenia, and renal dysfunction who was found to have HUS in the setting of Shigella sonnei infection. Outside of developing countries, cases of HUS related to S. sonnei are largely unreported.

Link to journal online: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5322170/

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