Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 78–80

Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis in association withYersinia pseudotuberculosis infection

  • Yukiko Fukumoto
  • Masahiro Hiraoka
  • Tomoko Takano
  • Chikahide Hori
  • Shinya Tsuchida
  • Yoshiharu Kikawa
  • Masakatsu Sudo
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF00858979

Cite this article as:
Fukumoto, Y., Hiraoka, M., Takano, T. et al. Pediatr Nephrol (1995) 9: 78. doi:10.1007/BF00858979

Abstract

A 4-year-old girl was diagnosed as having acute renal failure due to tubulointerstitial nephritis. The girl presented with remittent fever. vomiting and non-oliguric acute renal failure with sterile pyuria and tubular reabsorptive dysfunction. Ultrasound examination revealed that the kidneys were markedly enlarged with diffuse hyperechogenicity in the cortex when the abnormal renal function was present and were restored in size and echogenicity when the renal function normalised. A diagnosis ofYersinia pseudotuberculosis infection was based on a rise in haemagglutination titres against the organism.

Key words

Tubulointerstitial nephritis Acute renal failure Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Ultrasonography 

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© IPNA 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yukiko Fukumoto
    • 1
  • Masahiro Hiraoka
    • 1
  • Tomoko Takano
    • 1
  • Chikahide Hori
    • 1
  • Shinya Tsuchida
    • 1
  • Yoshiharu Kikawa
    • 1
  • Masakatsu Sudo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsFukui Medical SchoolFukuiJapan