Medical - Clinical Research & Reviews

Abstract

Typhoid Glomerulonephritis in a Child: A Rare Complication of Typhoid Fever

Mohammed Beshir, Dulce Maria Garlobo Rosales.

Typhoid fever with classical features presents no difficulty in recognition. However, when it presents atypically in the guise of one of its rare complications, diagnosis becomes difficult and appropriate treatment is delayed. Typhoid glomerulonephritis is one such rare complication. we present a 12-year-old boy who presented with high grade fever, abdominal symptoms with signs of glomerulonephritis (edema, oliguria, hypertension and hematuria). Salmonella typhi resistant to chloramphenicol, ampicillin and cotrimoxazole was isolated from a blood culture. He had a complete recovery of his renal abnormality following treatment for his typhoid fever.