DOI 10.5414/CN106885

Clinical Nephrology, Volume 77 (2012) - February (156 - 160)

Renal actinomycosis with concomitant renal vein thrombosis

Dong-Suk Chang, Won Ik Jang, Ji Yoon Jung, Sarah Chung, Dae Eun Choi, Ki-Ryang Na, Kang Wook Lee, Yong-Tai Shin
Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, South Korea

Abstract

Renal actinomycosis is a rare infection caused by fungi of the genus Actinomyces. A 74-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of gross hematuria with urinary symptoms and intermittent chills. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed thrombosis in the left renal vein and diffuse, heterogeneous enlargement of the left kidney. After nephrectomy, sulfur granules with chronic suppurative inflammation were seen microscopically, and the histopathological diagnosis was renal actinomycosis. Our case is the first report of renal actinomycosis with renal vein thrombosis.

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Authors

  • Dong-Suk Chang
  • Won Ik Jang
  • Ji Yoon Jung
  • Sarah Chung
  • Dae Eun Choi
  • Ki-Ryang Na
  • Kang Wook Lee
  • Yong-Tai Shin

Departments

  • Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, South Korea

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