Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis complicating Legionnaires Disease: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports, 04/24/2012

This case highlights the importance of kidney biopsies in cases where acute renal failure is complicating Legionnaires' Disease. If the presence of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis can be confirmed, it will likely respond favorably to steroidal treatment and thus avoid irreversible renal damage and chronic real failure.

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