A case of renal cortical abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus in a child with vesicoureteral reflux Vezikoüreteral reflülü çocuk hastada Staphylococcus aureus'a baǧli kortikal yerleşimli böbrek apsesi

CANPOLAT N. , Çalişkan S., Topal N., Çivilibal M., Kuruǧoǧlu S. , Cantaşdemir M., ...Daha Fazla

Cocuk Sagligi ve Hastaliklari Dergisi, cilt.51, sa.3, ss.165-167, 2008 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: Cocuk Sagligi ve Hastaliklari Dergisi
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.165-167


Renal abscess is an uncommon cause of fever of unknown origin in childhood. The diagnosis of the disease is made by ultrasonography and computed tomography because of nonspecific clinical and laboratory findings. Renal abscess may be cortical or corticomedullary. The predominantly causative agent of renal cortical abscess is Staphylococcus aureus with hematogenous spread from a cutaneous or upper respiratory source. On the other hand, gram-negative organisms are most prevalent in the patients with renal abscess associated with urinary system pathologies. We herein report a 3-year-old boy with a Staphylococcus aureus abscess and bilateral vesicoureteral reflux.