The worldwide yearly burden of poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAG) is 472,000 cases and approximately 404,000 of those occur in children.1 Children with PSAG often seek medical attention for edema or hematuria; occasionally symptoms and signs of hypertension may characterize the initial presenting feature. However, PSAG may also be initially silent.1 Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological syndrome presenting with headache, vomiting, seizures, visual disturbances and mental abnormalities.2 The commonest cause of PRES is hypertension due to renal disease, rheumatologic diseases or immunosuppressive therapy.

Poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis presenting as posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in an eleven-year-old boy

TUONI, CRISTINA;VIERUCCI, FRANCESCO;SAGGESE, GIUSEPPE
2015

Abstract

The worldwide yearly burden of poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis (PSAG) is 472,000 cases and approximately 404,000 of those occur in children.1 Children with PSAG often seek medical attention for edema or hematuria; occasionally symptoms and signs of hypertension may characterize the initial presenting feature. However, PSAG may also be initially silent.1 Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological syndrome presenting with headache, vomiting, seizures, visual disturbances and mental abnormalities.2 The commonest cause of PRES is hypertension due to renal disease, rheumatologic diseases or immunosuppressive therapy.
Tuoni, Cristina; Vierucci, Francesco; Cesaretti, G; Saggese, Giuseppe
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