Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis presenting as a left-sided pleural effusion

Maple Huang, Reuben Sum, Sheetal Deshpande, Simon A. Joosten

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Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a rare chronic granulomatous process that affects the kidneys. It is usually associated with longstanding urinary tract infections and obstruction. Patients suffering from XGP typically present with undifferentiated symptoms, including abdominal pain, weight loss, and intermittent fevers. For this reason, diagnosis is often delayed until patients are acutely unwell with sepsis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00377
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Effusion
  • pleural
  • pyelonephritis
  • xanthogranulomatous

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