Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Case Report

Acute Lobar Nephronia Secondary to Obstruction Due to Urolithiasis*

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Department of Pediatrics, Near East University Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, North Cyprus

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Department of Radiology, Near East University Faculty of Medicine, Nicosia, North Cyprus

Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6: 267-269
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.1414
Read: 129 Downloads: 70 Published: 18 October 2021

Acute lobar nephronia (ALN) is a focal nonliquefactive bacterial infection affecting one or more renal lobules. Although it is a rare form
of urinary infection, it has been diagnosed with increasing rates by the utility of ultrasonography (USG). The inflammatory markers are
high in ALN, and it requires longer duration of antibiotic treatment. Effective treatment can prevent its progression to renal abscess. ALN may be seen in healthy children and those with urinary tract abnormalities as well. Here, we presented an infant with ureterolithiasis that developed ALN with prolonged fever. He was treated with intravenous antibiotics, and fever with USG findings were resolved. As ALN produces a mass lesion that may mimic other entities such as abscess or tumors, diagnosis is important for sufficient antibiotic treatment and avoidance of unnecessary invasive operations.

Cite this article as: Beyitler _I, Kocaog˘lu M, Kavukc¸u S. Acute Lobar Nephronia Secondary to Obstruction Due to Urolithiasis. Cyprus J Med Sci. 2020; 6(3): 267-269.

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