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Title: Urea-splitting urinary tract infection contributing to hyperammonemic encephalopathy
Authors: Albersen, Maarten ×
Joniau, Steven
Van Poppel, Hendrik
Cuyle, Pieter-Jan
Knockaert, Daniel
Meersseman, Wouter #
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2007
Publisher: NPG New York
Series Title: Nature Clinical Practice Urology vol:4 issue:8 pages:455-8
Abstract: Background We present a case of severe neurological symptoms caused by hyperammonemia, secondary to a urinary tract infection with urea-splitting bacteria.Investigations Blood analysis, urinalysis, urine culture, abdominal ultrasonography, cystography, CT.Diagnosis Hyperammonemia as a result of urinary tract infection with urea-spliting bacteria.Management Desobstruction of the urinary tract and bladder or pouch rinsing, antibiotics, reduction of the dietary and endogenous nitrogen load, and endogenous nitrogen breakdown. Identification, prevention and treatment of underlying causes.
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ISSN: 1743-4270
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Urology Section (-)
× corresponding author
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