Recurrent bacteremia with enteric pathogens in recessive polycystic kidney disease
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Subject Headings
Bacteremia; Child; Child, Preschool; Cholangitis; Female; Humans; Infant; Intestines; Liver Cirrhosis; Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Recessive; Recurrence
Nephrology | Pediatrics
Eight children with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and recurrent bacteremia with enteric pathogens are described. Typical clinical features of bacterial cholangitis were absent, although in five patients histological and/or microbiological data indicated that the bacteremic episodes originated in the biliary tree. Bacteremia with enteric pathogens or recurrent culture-negative febrile illness in a child with ARPKD should raise suspicion of cholangitis, even in the absence of typical clinical findings.
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Citation: Pediatr Nephrol. 1999 Oct;13(8):678-82. doi:10.1007/s004670050680
Kashtan, Clifford E.; Primack, William A.; Kainer, Gad; Rosenberg, Andrew R.; McDonald, Ruth A.; and Warady, Bradley A., "Recurrent bacteremia with enteric pathogens in recessive polycystic kidney disease" (1999). Nephrology. 1.