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Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Community-acquired pneumonia complications in a patient with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Adam Nowiński, Ewa Jabłońska-Skwiecińska, Emil Wojda, Przemysław Bieleń, Jakub Ptak, Paweł Śliwinski, Dorota Górecka
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(3):283-288.

open access

Vol 75, No 3 (2007)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2007-07-30
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Severe complications of lower respiratory tract infection in a patient with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency may occur. The case of a 68-year-old man with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency who developed severe haemolysis after community-acquired pneumonia is presented. G6PD deficiency in our patient was diagnosed during childhood. We observed complications of community-acquired pneumonia: empyema, haemolytic crisis and renal failure. Videopleuroscopy and pleural drainage were successfully performed. Community-acquired streptococcal pneumonia may also lead to haemolysis in G6PD deficient patients. Acute haemolysis, severe anaemia and renal insufficiency secondary to haemoglobinuria can be observed. Severe purulent complications of pneumonia in G6PD deficient patients may suggest granulocyte function impairment.

Abstract

Severe complications of lower respiratory tract infection in a patient with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency may occur. The case of a 68-year-old man with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency who developed severe haemolysis after community-acquired pneumonia is presented. G6PD deficiency in our patient was diagnosed during childhood. We observed complications of community-acquired pneumonia: empyema, haemolytic crisis and renal failure. Videopleuroscopy and pleural drainage were successfully performed. Community-acquired streptococcal pneumonia may also lead to haemolysis in G6PD deficient patients. Acute haemolysis, severe anaemia and renal insufficiency secondary to haemoglobinuria can be observed. Severe purulent complications of pneumonia in G6PD deficient patients may suggest granulocyte function impairment.
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Keywords

G6PD deficiency; pneumonia; pneumonia complications

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Title

Community-acquired pneumonia complications in a patient with hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 75, No 3 (2007)

Pages

283-288

Published online

2007-07-30

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2007;75(3):283-288.

Keywords

G6PD deficiency
pneumonia
pneumonia complications

Authors

Adam Nowiński
Ewa Jabłońska-Skwiecińska
Emil Wojda
Przemysław Bieleń
Jakub Ptak
Paweł Śliwinski
Dorota Górecka

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