Acute focal bacterial nephritis developed in a healthy child

Alaygut D., TORUN BAYRAM M., SOYLU A., Turkmen M., KAVUKÇU S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.55, no.2, pp.226-228, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-228
  • Keywords: acute focal bacterial nephritis, renal abscess, healthy child, intravenous antibiotics
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Acute focal bacterial nephritis (AFBN) is a rare cause of interstitial bacterial nephritis. Ultrasound identifies AFBN as a hypoechogenic and hypoperfused parenchymal lesion, which requires its differentiation from renal abscess and tumor. Hematogenous spread or ascending infection arising from the lower urinary tract is thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of AFBN. Herein, a six-year-old healthy male patient, diagnosed using ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT) and treated with intravenous antibiotics, is presented. As a result, AFBN can be seen in healthy children without any history of reflux or urinary tract infection, and differentiation from renal abscess is important.