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Vol. 71, No. 1, 2003
Issue release date: July 2003
Urol Int 2003;71:124–126

Amoxicillin-Induced Nephritis and Tubulitis in a Child

Ferrara P. · D’Aleo C.M. · Rigante D. · Paolini Paoletti F. · Zannoni G. · Venuti L. · Fundarò C. · Rendeli C. · Salvaggio E.
Departments of aPediatrics and bPathological Anatomy, Catholic University, ‘A. Gemelli’ Hospital, Rome; cPediatrician of Public Health, Perugia, Italy

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The occurrence of interstitial nephritis in patients receiving antimicrobial therapy has frequently been reported in adults while it has rarely been described in children. We report the case of a patient treated with amoxicillin who presented hallucinations and serosanguineous blisters during treatment and developed renal failure a few days after discontinuation of the drug. On renal biopsy an interstitial nephritis with tubulitis was identified.

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