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Acute pyelonephritis

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Fever and elevated inflammatory markers.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

CT shows

  • enlarged left kidney, with decreased uptake of contrast media 
  • increased density of the perirenal fat.

In the delayed phase there is no excretion of contrast by the left kidney. 

Bilateral pleural effusions.

Case Discussion

This case shows renal findings compatible with acute pyelonephritis.

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Case information

rID: 26584
Published: 29th Dec 2013
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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