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Two cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3, one being a vaccine failure.

Journal article
Authors Daniel Novak
Anna Lundgren
Susanne Westphal
Sindri Valdimarsson
Martin L Olsson
Birger Trollfors
Published in Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
Volume 45
Issue 5
Pages 411-414
ISSN 1651-1980
Publication year 2013
Published at Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
Pages 411-414
Language en
Keywords Streptococcus pneumoniae, HUS, SP-HUS, vaccination, serotype 3
Subject categories Pediatrics


We report two cases of Streptococcus pneumoniae-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (SP-HUS) caused by serotype 3. One case occurred in an unvaccinated boy and 1 in a girl vaccinated with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. SP-HUS must be considered in children, and conjugate vaccines may be less effective against serotype 3 than other serotypes.

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