Indian Journal of Urology
UROLOGICAL IMAGES
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240--241

Alkaline-encrusting pyelitis – A rare disastrous complication postPCNL leading to chronic renal failure


Kalpesh Parmar, Abhishek Thakur, Shantanu Tyagi 
 Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Kalpesh Parmar
Department of Urology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India

Alkaline-encrusting pyelitis (AEP) is a severe form of infectious disease characterized by encrustation along the lining of the urinary tract leading to loss of renal function. Common predisposing factors are chronic infection, immunosuppression, and endourology procedures. Urea-producing organisms arefrequently associated, and urine alkalization leads to calcific deposition in the pelvicalyceal system. We present a 23-year male with AEP in a solitary kidney leading to chronic renal failure postpercutaneous nephrolithotomy for renal stones.


How to cite this article:
Parmar K, Thakur A, Tyagi S. Alkaline-encrusting pyelitis – A rare disastrous complication postPCNL leading to chronic renal failure.Indian J Urol 2019;35:240-241


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Parmar K, Thakur A, Tyagi S. Alkaline-encrusting pyelitis – A rare disastrous complication postPCNL leading to chronic renal failure. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Apr 12 ];35:240-241
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