Renal infections from pyelonephritis to AIDS

Syed A. Akbar, S. Z.H. Jafri, M. Amendola, B. Madrazo

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The kidney may be affected by a multitude of inflammatory processes that may be acute or chronic and of infectious or autoimmune cause. Infectious agents producing renal disease include viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases. This article reviews the multimodality imaging manifestations of inflammation of the kidneys, specifically addressing such areas as AIDS nephropathy, acute and chronic pyelonephritis, renal and perinephric abscess, emphysematous pyelonephritis, emphysematous pyelitis, malacoplakia, diffuse and focal xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis, fungal infections, tuberculosis, and replacement lipomatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-351
Number of pages15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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