Pyelonephritis as a cause of pleural effusion

Neville Berkman*, Howard Liss, Mordechai R. Kramer

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Although pancreatitis and subphrenic abscess frequently cause pleural effusion, renal disease rarely does so. We report a case of a young patient who presented with pleural effusion due to pyelonephritis and renal outflow obstruction secondary to nephrolithiasis. The effusion and the initial absence of urinary abnormalities resulted in delay in diagnosis and initiation of appropriate therapy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Perinephric abscess
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pyonephrosis


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