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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina

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CASTANEDA-HERNANDEZ, Juan Camilo; LOZANO-TRIANA, Carlos Javier; CAMACHO-MORENO, Germán  and  LANDINEZ-MILLAN, Guillermo. Pediatric renal abscess: Case report. [online]. 2017, vol.65, n.4, pp.679-682. ISSN 0120-0011.

Renal and perinephric abscesses are part of a group of rare pediatric infections that compromise the renal parenchyma and the perinephritic space. These entities do not have a specific clinical picture and, therefore, should be suspected in all patients with urinary tract infection that does not respond to antimicrobial therapy. The evolution and prognosis of the patient depend on appropriate diagnosis. Although percutaneous abscess drainage by interventional radiology is indicated for the treatment of this pathology in adults, it could also be considered for pediatric management. This article reports the clinical case of a three-year-old child diagnosed with renal abscess, who was treated in a pediatric center of Bogotá, as well as an updated review of this pathology.

Keywords : Abscess; Kidney; Pediatrics (MeSH).

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