Renal infarction without hematuria: Two case reports

Chien Cheng Huang, Wei Fong Kao, David Hung Tsang Yen, Hsien Hao Huang, Chun I. Huang, Chen Hsen Lee

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Abstract

Clinical cases of renal infarction are rarely seen and often either misdiagnosed or initially treated as something else. In most circumstances, renal infarctions are discovered accidentally, not due to a consideration of the diagnosis. A review of the literature reveals that we ought to search for the entity in patients with risk factors such as atrial fibrillation, infarction history or potential, mitral stenosis, infective endocarditis, atrial or ventricular septal defect, hypertension and ischemic heart diseases. In addition, the rise of LDH (lactate dehydrogenase) in serum and the presence of hematuria serves as a good indicator of the malady. We present two cases we encountered early this year in our Emergency Department. In both cases, white blood cell count and LDH showed significant increases, but there was no hematuria present. Both were successfully treated with LMWH (low-molecular- weight heparin). Upon discharge, both patients regained normal renal function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Hematuria
Infarction
Kidney
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase
Atrial Heart Septal Defects
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Low Molecular Weight Heparin
Ventricular Heart Septal Defects
Endocarditis
Diagnostic Errors
Leukocyte Count
Atrial Fibrillation
Myocardial Ischemia
Hospital Emergency Service
Hypertension
Serum

Keywords

  • Abdominal pain
  • Flank pain
  • Hematuria
  • Lactate dehydrogenase
  • Renal infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Huang, C. C., Kao, W. F., Yen, D. H. T., Huang, H. H., Huang, C. I., & Lee, C. H. (2006). Renal infarction without hematuria: Two case reports. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(1), 57-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.03.013

Renal infarction without hematuria : Two case reports. / Huang, Chien Cheng; Kao, Wei Fong; Yen, David Hung Tsang; Huang, Hsien Hao; Huang, Chun I.; Lee, Chen Hsen.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 30, No. 1, 01.2006, p. 57-61.

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Huang, CC, Kao, WF, Yen, DHT, Huang, HH, Huang, CI & Lee, CH 2006, 'Renal infarction without hematuria: Two case reports', Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 57-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2005.03.013
Huang, Chien Cheng ; Kao, Wei Fong ; Yen, David Hung Tsang ; Huang, Hsien Hao ; Huang, Chun I. ; Lee, Chen Hsen. / Renal infarction without hematuria : Two case reports. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 57-61.
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