Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218--221

Genitourinary tract involvement in a child with epidermolysis bullosa


Hala M Al Moaigel, Bashayer S Al-Awam 
 Department of Pediatrics, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Hala M Al Moaigel
P. O. Box: 40252, Al Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare, inherited, bullous disorder of the skin that occasionally involves the urinary tract. We report a 3-month-old, premature infant with EB, who presented with gross hematuria. Urine analysis revealed macrohematuria and proteinuria. The urine culture was negative. On ultrasonic evaluation, there was bilateral hydronephrosis and the distal ureters had echogenic shadows, suggestive of clotted blood. This case is consistent with the rare involvement of the urinary tract with hydronephrosis and bullous lesions.


How to cite this article:
Al Moaigel HM, Al-Awam BS. Genitourinary tract involvement in a child with epidermolysis bullosa.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2016;4:218-221


How to cite this URL:
Al Moaigel HM, Al-Awam BS. Genitourinary tract involvement in a child with epidermolysis bullosa. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];4:218-221
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