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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 613-616
Xanthgranulomatous Pyelonephritis Associated with Staphylococcus Aureus


Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahad Hospital, Al-Khobar University, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

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Abdulla K Al- Hwiesh
Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, P.O. Box 40246, Al Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia
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A 44-year old man with xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis presented with abdominal distention, left lumber pain, fever, loss of appetite, and loss of weight. He had been known to have diabetes mellitus type II for 20 years, and he was diagnosed to have a left renal stone three months prior to this presentation. The patient's urine and the left psous abscess grew staphylococcus aureus.


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