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Acute renal failure and typhoid fever.

Authors
  • Adu, D
  • Anim-Addo, Y
  • Foli, A K
  • Yeboah, E D
  • Quartey, J K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ghana medical journal
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1975
Volume
14
Issue
3
Pages
172–174
Identifiers
PMID: 1234676
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Over a two-year period, out of 40 adult Ghanaians admitted to the renal unit of Korle Bu Hospital with acute renal failure, 6 (15%) had typhoid fever. During this period approximately 500 cases of typhoid were admitted to this Hospital. Prominent features in these cases were a blackwater fever syndrome and leucocytosis. These features in a patient with typhoid should suggest the possibility of complicating acute renal failure. Three patients showed a deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-P.D.) in their red blood cells. It is suggested that typhoid is likely to be an important cause of acute renal failure in areas where it is endemic and G-6-P.D. deficiency common.

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