Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
Case Report

A case of Brucella pyelonephritis: a rare case

Un caso de pielonefritis por Brucella: un caso raro

Sevil Alkan, Emine Kübra Dindar Demiray, Nurullah Tarhan, Taylan Önder

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Abstract

Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease, seen globally, especially in developing countries and it can affect many organs. Urinary involvement of this disease is a very rare. Pyelonephritis, interstitial nephritis, glomerulonephritis, nephropathy are the reported urinary involvements. In this study, we aimed to report a case of Brucella pyelonephritis, who had complaints mimicking acute bacterial pyelonephritis, with a history of polycystic kidney disease and calculi in the left kidney.

Keywords

Brucella; Pyelonephritis; Brucellosis

Resumen

La brucelosis es una enfermedad zoonótica, vista globalmente, especialmente en países en vías de desarrollo y puede afectar muchos órganos. La afectación urinaria de esta enfermedad es muy rara. Pielonefritis, nefritis intersticial, glomerulonefritis y nefropatía son los compromisos urinarios reportados. En este estudio, nuestro objetivo fue informar un caso de pielonefritis por Brucella, que tenía síntomas que simulaban una pielonefritis bacteriana aguda, con antecedentes de poliquistosis renal y cálculos en el riñón izquierdo.

Palabras clave

Brucella; Pielonefritis; Brucelosis

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Submitted date:
12/11/2021

Reviewed date:
01/25/2022

Accepted date:
02/14/2022

Publication date:
02/23/2022

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