Extensive nephroureteric calcification presenting with renal
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a current public health problem, and the most common world-wide cause of mortality from infectious disease, with an estimated global incidence of 8-10 million/year.The difficulty in diagnosing extra-pulmonary TB can be attributed to the poor access of disseminated lesions, the fact of patients being usually paucibacillary (very often causing a negative smear), histopathologic findings are not pathognomonic (granulomatous reaction can be found in other diseases) and there are lower rates of bacteriological positivity (only in a quarter of the cases).The diagnosis of renal TB can be hypothesized in the setting of nonspecific bacterial cystitis associated with a therapeutic failure or a urinalysis with a persistent leukocyturia and absence of bacteriuria. This article reports a case of a 58-year-old man with a past history of pulmonary TB treated for 6 months with extensive nephroureteric calcification presenting with renal failure...

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