An uncommon infection in an uncommon host

Siddharth Singh, John B. Bundrick

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Abstract

We present the case of an international traveller who was eventually diagnosed with amoebiasis and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) after she presented with recurring fevers. The patient was also diagnosed with non-amoebic bacterial hepatitis. Positron emission tomography (PET) can play an important role in locating the source of infection in patients with ADPKD when hepatic or renal infection is suspected. It can also be used to document clinical resolution of infection in difficult cases. Hepatic parenchymal infections in ADPKD patients may warrant a prolonged course of rotating antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume43
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Amoebiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Traveller

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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