MARTIN SCHIFF Jr., M.D.; MORTON GLICKMAN, M.D.; ROBERT M. WEISS, M.D.; MARY JEAN AHERN, M.D.; ROBERT J. TOULOUKIAN, M.D.; BERNARD LYTTON, M.B., F.R.C.S.; VINCENT T. ANDRIOLE, M.D.
Renal carbuncles in seven young males were successfully treated with long-term administration of penicillinase-resistant antibiotics. Selective renal arteriography provided an accurate means of diagnosis and permitted a trial of medical therapy. All patients experienced a prompt and sustained clinical remission; surgical exploration was thus obviated in all but one instance, in which post-treatment radiographic changes persisted.
MARTIN SCHIFF, MORTON GLICKMAN, ROBERT M. WEISS, MARY JEAN AHERN, ROBERT J. TOULOUKIAN, BERNARD LYTTON, et al. Antibiotic Treatment of Renal Carbuncle. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:305–308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-3-305
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(3):305-308.
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