PMID: 6988635Jan 15, 1980Paper

Transplant pyelonephritis (author's transl)

Klinische Wochenschrift
V KymF Largiadèr

Abstract

Examinations of the urine in 216 kidney allograft recipients resulted in significant bacteriuria in 274 samples of 1,802 urines tested. Bacteruria was found in 30 patients with recurrent or chronic persistent infections of the urinary tract; this patient group was studied by examination of 399 urine samples (mean 13.3 samples per patient). Four patients suffered from urologic complications after kidney grafting and were excluded from the study; 15 patients were diagnosed clinically and/or histologically with transplant pyelonephritis, 11 patients with cystitis. Of main importance for the diagnosis of transplant pyelonephritis were findings of persistent leucocyturia and the presence of antibody-coated bacteria. Both of these findings were repeatedly seen in all patients with transplant pyelonephritis. Clinical symptoms included fever and dysuria. In contrast to patients suffering from cystitis, transplant function detoriated in 13 of 15 patients with transplant pyelonephritis; two patients had to be treated by hemodialysis. Septicemia occurred in eight of the 15 patients studied. The data illustrate the frequency of transplant pyelonephritis as observed in 15 of 26 patients accompaining chronic urinary tract infection after kid...Continue Reading

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Related Concepts

Antibodies, Bacterial
Bacteriuria
Cystitis
Graft Rejection
Hemodialysis
Kidney
Rectodelt
Pyelonephritis Acute Necrotizing
Kidney Transplantation

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