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Acute glomerulonephritis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is a low prevalence pathology. There are several reports communicating different nephritogenic serotypes, however, 6C has been scarcely indicated as such. It is presented the case of a 4-year-old patient who entered Intensive Therapy Unit with pleuropneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 6C and concomitantly developed edemas, arterial hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, decreased glomerular filtration rate and C3 complement level. Acute glomerulonephritis was diagnosed. His evolution was satisfactory in a short time. This pathology is usually of a transitory and benign course; however, sometimes it can potentially complicate the evolution of a critically ill patient, so it is necessary to have it among the differential diagnoses to consider.
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Name: Archivos argentinos de pediatria
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