Renal abscess in a child with sickle cell anemia

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Taksande Amar ; Vilhekar K (2009)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation (issn: 1319-2442)
  • Subject: R | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: urologic and male genital diseases

Renal abscess is rare in children and the usual presenting features include fever, lumbar pain, abdominal pain and occasional flank mass. Renal ultrasonography facilitates an early diagnosis and helps in percutaneous drainage. We herewith report on a child with sickle cell anemia who developed a renal abscess.
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