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May 1978

Nonobstructive Pyelonephritis Initially Seen as Acute Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(5):816-817. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630290096033

The triad of elevated SGOT and lactic dehydrogenase levels, positive blood and urine cultures, and acute renal failure was noted in a patient with severe pyelonephritis. Bilateral medullary necrosis was found on biopsy and at postmortem examination. These findings may help establish a prompt antemortem diagnosis.

(Arch Intern Med 138:816-817, 1978)