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J Infect. 2005 Oct;51(3):e145-7. Epub 2004 Dec 22.

Perinephric abscess caused by Streptococcus agalactiae after renal transplantation.

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  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, Infectious Diseases Clinic, Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. santorolopes@hucff.ufrj.br


We describe the case of a 37 year-old diabetic woman who presented with a multiloculated perinephric abscess caused by Streptococcus agalactiae 12 months after receiving a living-related kidney graft. Infection was successfully treated with surgical drainage and a four-week course of antibiotic therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a perinephric abscess caused by this agent in a renal transplant recipient.

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