Progression and Resolution of Acute Focal Bacterial Nephritis

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  • Pornpimol Rianthavorn Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Author

Abstract

It is crucial that nephrologists correctly identify acute focal bacterial nephritis, as timely and adequate treatment with appropriate antibiotics can prevent unnecessary investigations, invasive surgical procedures, and renal complications such as renal abscess or renal scar. An urgent kidney ultrasonography should be performed if there is a delayed response to appropriate antibiotic treatment in patients with urinary tract infection. Serial kidney ultrasonography plays a significant role in confirming the diagnosis and monitoring the progression of acute focal bacterial nephritis. We presented a patient with acute focal bacterial nephritis and showed that a serial kidney ultrasonography could prevent the use of invasive investigations and inappropriate surgical procedures.

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Author Biography

  • Pornpimol Rianthavorn, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

    Department of Pediatrics

    Chulalongkorn University

    Bangkok, Thailand 10330

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Published

2011-06-22

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CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases

How to Cite

Progression and Resolution of Acute Focal Bacterial Nephritis. (2011). Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 5(4), 271-274. https://ijkd.org/index.php/ijkd/article/view/424