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Diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis in bacterial endocarditis (A case report)
Simin Sadeghi , Noor M. Noori
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Renal involvement is common in patients with bacterial endocarditis .Very rarely, patients may present with a extensive glomerular epithelial crescent formation with a rapid detoriation in renal function.

This study reports a 9-years old female patient with endocarditis and crescentic glomerulonephritis with impaired renal function .We used a brief course of corticosteroid and appropriate antibiotic due to hypocomplemenemia.

Approperiate antibiotic therapy is essential to eradicate the infection.

A breif Course of corticosteroid therapy may be helpful in those with deteriorating renal function .Plasmapheresis is may be useful in those with persistent hypocomplementemia.

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* Corresponding Author Address: Prof of Pediatric Nephrology, Child and Adolescent Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran
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Sadeghi S, Noori N M. Diffuse crescentic glomerulonephritis in bacterial endocarditis (A case report). ZJRMS. 2009; 11 (1)
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