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Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Jan;41(1):E1.

A man with backache and renal failure.

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Department of Renal Medicine, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull Royal Infirmary, Kingston-upon Hull, England.

Abstract

Backache, a common symptom, is rarely caused by infection of the lumbar discs. The authors present the case of a 60-year-old man with a Staphylococcus aureus septicemia and associated lumbar discitis in whom a pauci immune crescentic glomerulonephritis and renal failure developed. Treatment with antibiotics and not immunosuppressive agents resulted in improved renal function with a discharge creatinine level of 1.87 mg/dL (165 micromol/L). This case highlights an association of pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis with discitis that responded to antibiotic therapy alone.

PMID:
12500252
DOI:
10.1053/ajkd.2003.50019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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