Renal tuberculosis in adult polycystic kidney disease: Report of 2 cases and review of the literature
Espirito Santo, Kleber Simoes do
Teixeira, Vicente de Paulo Castro [UNIFESP]
Costa, Henrique de Oliveira
Is part ofInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
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Adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD) is a common and potentially fatal disease, leading to end-stage renal failure in 50% of cases. the disease is frequently complicated by arterial hypertension, bacterial pyelonephritis, and hematuria. the association between APKD and tuberculosis has rarely been reported and is related to a more unfavorable course since the infection becomes refractory to specific treatment. the authors report 2 cases of renal tuberculosis diagnosed in the native nephrectomy specimens of 2 patients with APKD after renal transplantation. Tuberculosis, although not common, must be recognized as a potential source of infection of native polycystic kidneys in immunocompromised transplant recipients.
CitationInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc, v. 15, n. 2, p. 196-198, 2007.
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