Crescentic glomerulonephritis complicating the course of bacterial endocarditis carries a poor prognosis. Ideal treatment strategy is not clearly defined. In addition to antibiotic treatment, plasmapheresis and steroids have been used with variable results. Here we report a case of 40-year old female who was referred because of generalized body swelling and decrease urine output associated with low grade fever on and off for two to three months. She was diagnosed to have acute renal failure secondary to tricuspid valve endocarditis. Staph aureus was isolated from blood culture and renal biopsy showed crescentic glomerulonephritis. She received dialysis support and antibiotics and had complete recovery of renal function 6 weeks after initiation of therapy. Eradication of infection with antibiotics treatment may be sufficient for resolution of crescentic glomerulonephritis associated with infective endocarditis in some cases.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2005|
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