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Kidney non-tumor

Infections / parasites

Abscess


Reviewer: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 31 August 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Due to ascending infection or hematogenous
Can occur in children without any GU abnormalities (Eur J Pediatr 2010;169:1423)
● See also acute pyelonephritis

Clinical features
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● High fever, chills, stomach pain, groin pain, weight loss, total malaise, clinical deterioration (Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2011;155:A3120)

Case reports
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● 5 year old boy with sickle cell anemia (Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2009;20:282)
● 6 year old girl with E. coli abscess (Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2011;22:1215)
● 38 year old HIV+ man with abscess containing Aspergillus fumigatus (Rev Iberoam Micol 2010;27:136)
● 66 year old man with Achromobacter denitrificans renal abscess (New Microbiol 2012;35:245)

Treatment
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● Antibiotics, drainage (Int Braz J Urol 2010;36:29), surgery is usually not needed (Rom J Intern Med 2011;;49:59)

Gross images
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Micro images
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Various images

End of Kidney non-tumor > Infections / parasites > Abscess

Ref Updated: 6/21/12


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