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      Renal Failure in Melioidosis

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Melioidosis, Renal failure, Microabscess, Tubular necrosis

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          In a restrospective study of 220 patients with melioidosis admitted to the hospital over a period of 3.5 years, acute renal failure was noted in 77 patients. Interesting clinical features included hypercatabolism, hypoalbuminemia, hyponatremia, jaundice and multisystem involvement. Prognosis was poor especially when associated with jaundice, lung involvement and the presence of underlying diseases. Mortality rate was 89.6%. Renal failure is believed to the due to renal ischemia from multiple nonspecific factors. In a limited pathological study renal changes consisted of tubular necrosis, microabscesses, interstitial nephritis and mild tubular degeneration.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1987
          1987
          05 December 2008
          : 46
          : 2
          : 167-169
          Affiliations
          Departments of Medicine, Radiology and Pathology, Khon Kaen Hospital, Khon Kaen, and Department of Medicine and Co-ordinating Kidney Center, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
          Article
          184334 Nephron 1987;46:167–169
          10.1159/000184334
          3600925
          © 1987 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 3
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Tubular necrosis, Microabscess, Renal failure, Melioidosis

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