Acute lobar nephritis in children: Not so easy to recognize
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Acute lobar nephritis (ALN) is a renal bacterial infection presenting difficult diagnosis due to the lack of specific symptoms and laboratory findings. Suspecting ALN in children with septic fever with or without clinical signs should be part of the diagnostic tool of clinicians. The diagnosis is relevant both to prefer intravenous antibiotic therapy and suggest an overall length of antibiotic treatment not shorter than 3 wk. We review the literature and analyze the ALN clinical presentation, with the aim to give to the clinician the elements to suspect, diagnose and accurately treat ALN in children....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4737688/
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