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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715


Minerva Pediatrica 2013 June;65(3):349-52


Renal abscess due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa: report of two cases

Bampala S., Kollios K., Antachopoulos C., Tratselas A., Roilides E.

Third Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

We report two cases of renal abscess due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in previously healthy children. The first patient was a nine-year old girl with a three-week history of intermittent fever and the second was a three-year old boy with a four-day history of fever. Pseudomonas aeruginosa was isolated from the urine cultures of both children. In both cases ultrasound and CT/MRI scans revealed the formation of a renal abscess. The patients were successfully treated with administration of antipseudomonal drugs for seven and five weeks, respectively. In both children no surgical intervention was required and the follow-up revealed no impact on the overall renal function or arterial pressure.

language: English


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