Anticardiolipin antibodies in concurrent poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia: A case report.
Arch Argent Pediatr 2018 Apr;116(2):e288-e291
Department of Pedi-Nephrology, Xinhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
We present a case of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN) with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). Along with the classic findings of APSGN, the patient had a positive direct antiglobulin test and an anticardiolipin antibody without any typical clinical manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). This case raises questions of the relationship between Streptococcus and the development of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in children. Read More