Cerebral vasculitis in acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

Richard A. Kaplan, David L. Zwick, Stanley Hellerstein, Bradley A. Warady, Uri Alon

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Abstract

Neurological complications in acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) have been traditionally attributed to hypertensive encephalopathy. A 9-year-old girl with biopsy-documented APSGN developed seizures at a time she was normotensive and biochemically well balanced. Computed tomography of her brain was consistent with vasculitis, a finding which was also clinically supported by apparent vasculitic involvement of other organ systems. All clinical, laboratory and radiological abnormalities resolved with recovery from the APSGN. We suggest that on rare occasions neurological complications in APSGN may result from involvement of the central nervous system in multiorgan transient vasculitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-195
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1993

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Central Nervous System Vasculitis
Glomerulonephritis
Vasculitis
Hypertensive Encephalopathy
Seizures
Central Nervous System
Tomography
Biopsy
Brain

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Electroencephalography
  • Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis
  • Seizures
  • Vasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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Cerebral vasculitis in acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. / Kaplan, Richard A.; Zwick, David L.; Hellerstein, Stanley; Warady, Bradley A.; Alon, Uri.

In: Pediatric Nephrology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 01.04.1993, p. 194-195.

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Kaplan, RA, Zwick, DL, Hellerstein, S, Warady, BA & Alon, U 1993, 'Cerebral vasculitis in acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis', Pediatric Nephrology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 194-195. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00864396
Kaplan, Richard A. ; Zwick, David L. ; Hellerstein, Stanley ; Warady, Bradley A. ; Alon, Uri. / Cerebral vasculitis in acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis. In: Pediatric Nephrology. 1993 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 194-195.
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