Author(s): Kirk D, Roberts JB, Feneley RC, Gingell JC, Smith PJ
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Abstract Twenty-five patients who underwent nephrectomy for chronic pyonephrosis were studied retrospectively. Such patients may present with a wide range of symptoms. Marked haematological and biochemical abnormalities are found, the most striking being a gross elevation of plasma viscosity (or ESR) and a raised alkaline phosphatase. The resulting picture often suggests extrarenal disease, and diagnostic confusion occurred in a number of patients.
This article was published in J R Soc Med
and referenced in Internal Medicine: Open Access