An adolescent girl with obstructive uropathy requiring nephro-ureterectomy was subsequently diagnosed with renal tuberculosis: case report.

Kaba Ö. , Kara M., Bayramoğlu Z. , Çalışkan E., Çetin B., Karimov E., ...More

Paediatrics and international child health, pp.1-4, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/20469047.2020.1822633
  • Title of Journal : Paediatrics and international child health
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4


A 15-year-old girl was followed up for 2 years in a district hospital for management of vesicoureteral reflux and, subsequently, hydronephrosis of both kidneys and required bilateral ureteroneocystostomy. Despite surgery, there was continuous progression of the left hydronephrosis. Referral to a tertiary hospital because of continued sterile pyuria prompted investigation for tuberculosis (TB): she was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary TB and urine culture confirmedMycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite tuberculous chemotherapy and dexamethasone, she required a left nephrectomy. Histology demonstrated necrotising granulomatous pyelonephritis. She remains well with normal function of the right kidney. Despite the rarity, chronic urinary tract disorders should always prompt investigation for tuberculosis.