DOI: 10.4103/ijn.ijn_178_22 ISSN:

A Rare Case of Bilateral Renal Abscess from Staphylococcal Infection in a Young Healthy Patient

Atthaphong Phongphithakchai, Sirihatai Konwai, Siripen Kanchanasuwan, Keerati Hongsakul
  • Nephrology

Bilateral renal abscess is a rare infectious disease. Most patients have some risk factors for comorbidities, such as diabetes or an abnormal urinary tract, causing abscess formation. The incidence of the disease is infrequent in young healthy adults. Here, we report a case of a previously healthy non-diabetic young man who presented with abdominal pain with a high-grade fever. With clinically persistent abdominal pain, computerized tomography of the whole abdomen was done. The result showed bilateral renal abscess. The culture from the abscess reported Staphylococcus aureus. The patient’s clinical abdominal pain and fever resolved after receiving antibiotics for 4 weeks.

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