Focal Acute Pyelonephritis in Two Months Pregnant Woman: A Case Report

Authors

  • Mehenaj Tabassum MD Phase-B Resident, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Bibekananda Halder Professor & Head, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Sazzad Hossain Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology & Imaging, Sir Salimullah Medical College & Mitford Hospital, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ssmcj.v30i1.59404

Keywords:

Pyelonephritis, Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, Computed Tomography

Abstract

Acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the renal pelvis and parenchyma, most commonly seen in young women. Complicated and uncomplicated pyelonephritis, xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, and tuberculosis are all urinary tract infections for which imaging evaluation adds diagnostic information important for patient care. The incidence of focal acute pyelonephritis parallels that of lower urinary tract infection, approximately five times more common in female with a sharp increase following puberty. Diagnosis is typically based on characteristics clinical feature and abnormal laboratory values. Imaging aids further assessment. Here we present a case of young pregnant women who reported with severe right loin pain and burning micturition for an emergency ultrasound. Ultrasound showed features of acute pyelonephritis. Routine urine examination showed plenty of pus cells and absence of RBC. Considering risk: benefit ratio, the clinician performed CT scan which confirms the diagnosis.

Sir Salimullah Med Coll J 2022; 30: 93-95

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Published

2022-04-27

How to Cite

Tabassum, M. ., Halder, B. ., & Hossain, M. S. . (2022). Focal Acute Pyelonephritis in Two Months Pregnant Woman: A Case Report. Sir Salimullah Medical College Journal, 30(1), 93–95. https://doi.org/10.3329/ssmcj.v30i1.59404

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