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Pyelonephritis as a cause of pleural effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8933659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although pancreatitis and subphrenic abscess frequently cause pleural effusion, renal disease rarely does so. We report a case of a young patient who presented with pleural effusion due to pyelonephritis and renal outflow obstruction secondary to nephrolithiasis. The effusion and the initial absence of urinary abnormalities resulted in delay in diagnosis and initiation of appropriate therapy.
N Berkman; H Liss; M R Kramer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0025-7931     ISO Abbreviation:  Respiration     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-07     Completed Date:  1997-03-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0137356     Medline TA:  Respiration     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pulmonology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Colic / etiology
Diagnostic Errors
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Kidney Diseases / etiology
Pleural Effusion / etiology*
Pneumonia / diagnosis
Pyelonephritis / complications*,  diagnosis
Ureteral Obstruction / complications
Comment In:
Respiration. 1997;64(5):392   [PMID:  9311060 ]

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