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, vol.41, no.2, pp.154-157, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/20469047.2020.1822633
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-157
  • Keywords: Urinary tuberculosis, adolescent, corticosteroid, MANAGEMENT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.