Diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis in bacterial endocarditis (A case report)

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avatar Noormohammad Noori 1 , * , avatar simin Sadeghi bojd 2

Assistant Prof of Pediatric Nephrology, Child and Adolescent Health research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran.
Prof of Pediatric Nephrology, Child and Adolescent Health research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran

how to cite: Noori N, Sadeghi bojd S. Diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis in bacterial endocarditis (A case report). Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2009;11(1):e94440.

Abstract

Renal involvement is common in patients with bacterial endocarditis .Very rarely, patients may present with a extensive glomerular epithelial crescent formation with a rapid detoriation in renal function.
This study reports a 9-years old female patient with endocarditis and crescentic glomerulonephritis with impaired renal function .We used a brief course of corticosteroid and appropriate antibiotic due to hypocomplemenemia.
Approperiate antibiotic therapy is essential to eradicate the infection.
A breif Course of corticosteroid therapy may be helpful in those with deteriorating renal function .Plasmapheresis is may be useful in those with persistent hypocomplementemia.

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