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J Korean Soc Neonatol. November;12(2):200-205.
Copyright ⓒ 2005 The Korean Society of Neonatology Neonatal Medicine
A Case of Renal abscess in Neonate
Sung Yun Choi, Dae Hyun Hwang*, Hye Sun Yoon, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Eulji University, Department of Diagnostic Radiology*,Hallym University, Seoul, Korea
ABSTRACT
The renal abscess is a rare disease in neonate. The clinical findings consist of non- specific symptoms such as fever, lethargy, flank mass and laboratory abnormalities including leukocytosis, elevated CRP, ESR and pyuria. The diagnosis can be made with ultrasonography, CT scan and DMSA. The renal abscess involving corticomedullary region is known to be frequently associated with urologic abnormality and can progress into perirenal abscess which has been reported to have a poor prognosis. The treatments include antibiotic therapy, drainage of abscess and surgical intervention. We report a neonate with bilateral renal abscesses with underlying vesicoureteral reflux grade V which was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and drainage of abscess. (J Korean Soc Neonatol 2005;12:200-205)
Keywords: Renal abscess, Vesicoureteral reflux, Neonate
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