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Article in Japanese

Hemolytic uremic syndrome developing as extraintestinal manifestation of rotavirus infection

Tomohiro NAWA1), Masato YOKOZAWA1), Masatoshi TATSUMI2), Shuji NAKATA3), Hiroyuki TSUTSUMI2)

This paper reports a case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) complicating rotavirus gastroenteritis. It has been strongly suggested that rotavirus infection could cause extraintestinal clinical manifestations. Over 90% of HUS cases in children are caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection; while the remainder is referred to as atypical HUS. All examinations in the case of this study could not detect EHEC infection, the patient might be the first reported case of HUS developing as an extraintestinal manifestation of rotavirus infection.

1) Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hokkaido Medical Center for Child Health and Rehabilitation
2) Department of Pediatrics, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine
3) Nakata Pediatric Clinic

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Received March 11, 2015
Accepted August 5, 2015

27 (3):191─196,2015