What are the possible renal complications of Proteus infections result in?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The presence of calculi results in obstruction of urinary flow. This increases the risk of perinephric abscesses and is associated with them 20%-60% of the time. While a single species may be recovered through culture, multiple species may also be found. If multiple organisms are cultured, consider a perinephric or renal abscess.


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