Acute pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr Guilherme Pioli Resende

Presentation

Aplastic anemia, with febrile pancytopenia, attended for abdominal ultrasound

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

An alternation in the echogenicity of the renal parenchyma is observed, with focal areas of hypoechogenicity hypoperfused on color Doppler analysis representing the affected parenchyma.

Case Discussion

The ultrasound examination in pyelonephritis can be of great help in defining the diagnosis, contributing to the evaluation of acute changes in the affected renal site.

Contributed by Dr. Hemilianna Hadassa Silva Matozinho M.D., Dr. Rebecca Carolina Silva Lins M.D. and Dr. Arthur Ataide Lopes M.D.

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