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

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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