Infectious interstitial nephritis


  • Chronic infection of the renal parenchyma by a specific infectious agent

Clinical features


  • Uncommon, but more frequent in immunocompromised patients and transplant recipients.

  • Common bacteria and fungi are the most frequent causative agents during the early post-transplantation period. Viruses and tuberculosis are more common in the late period.

  • Up to 20% of extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases involve the genitourinary system.

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