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Elements of renal injury in patients with erysipelas.
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PMID:  21428183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Erysipelas is an infectious disease caused by group A beta hemolytical streptococci which may produce renal lesions, most frequently glomerular disease. Renal injury although known is less studied in practice. Rarely bioptical exams have been performed, thus the problem of the relationship erysipelas glomerular disease is practically not solved. The aim of this study was a cross-sectional analysis of renal involvement produced by erysipelas in two departments where patients with erysipelas are diagnosed and treated: Dermatology and Infectious Diseases. We investigated 166 patients (86M, 80F; mean age 61.66 +/- 18.42) with erysipelas hospitalized in the Departments of Dermatology (55 patients-33%) and Infectious Diseases (111 patients-66%) during 2005-2009. The diagnosis was established on clinical and biological data. In these patients clinical and biological exam has been performed. We assessed GFR and urinalysis (hematuria and proteinuria). The control group consisted of 110 apparently healthy persons. Of the 166 patients with erysipelas we found asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in 82 (47%), isolated proteinuria in 19 (11%) patients and proteinuria associated with hematuria in 21 (13%) patients, and isolated hematuria in 38 (23%) patients. We did not find patients with nephrotic or nephritic syndrome. In the control group we found asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in 25 (23%) of the patients. A statistically significant difference was between the two groups (p < 0.01). Asymptomatic urinary abnormalities have been more frequent in patients with erysipelas from the Infectious Diseases Department compared to those from the Dermatology Department. A statistically significant difference has been found (p < 0.03). In patients with recurrent erysipelas (43 patients-26%) we found asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in 26 (54%) of the patients compared to the presence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in patients with acute erysipelas in 56 out of 123 (46%). Mean GFR in patients with erysipelas was of 73.94 +/- 27.79 ml/min. It was lower in patients with recurrent erysipelas, 72.13 +/- 24.74 mL/min respectively. Association of proteinuria with hematuria was more frequent in patients with recurrent erysipelas. Patients with asymptomatic urinary abnormalities during the course of erysipelas need to be closely monitored during antibiotic treatment.
Silvia Velciov; Gh Gluhovschi; V Feier; Manuela Curescu; Virginia Trandafirescu; Ligia Petrică; Cristina Gluhovschi; F Bob; Gh Bozdog; Florica Gadalean; Carmen Florescu; Maria Bobu; Andreea Chiliban
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Romanian journal of internal medicine = Revue roumaine de médecine interne     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1220-4749     ISO Abbreviation:  Rom J Intern Med     Publication Date:  2010  
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Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304507     Medline TA:  Rom J Intern Med     Country:  Romania    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nephrology, University of Medicine, Timişoara, Romania.
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