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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 424--426

A rare case of acute kidney injury due to levofloxacin-induced crystal nephropathy

Faizan Ahmed Ansari1, Sonu Manuel1, Rohan Dwivedi1, Shashikiran Kabbare Boraiah1, Sree Bhushan Raju1, Megha Uppin2, Alok Sharma3 
1 Department of Nephrology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Pathology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Pathology, Dr Lal PathLabs, National Reference Lab, Rohini, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sree Bhushan Raju
Department of Nephrology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Panjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082, Telangana
India

Crystal-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is caused by the intratubular precipitation of crystals, which results in obstruction and kidney injury. Levofloxacin is commonly used fluoroquinolone antibiotic especially for respiratory and urinary tract infections. It rarely causes any serious adverse events. Several cases of crystal nephropathy after ciprofloxacin use have been reported. Pre-existing renal dysfunction, high dose of the drug, and advanced age are considered as risk factors. To best of our knowledge, only two cases of crystal nephropathy due to levofloxacin use have been reported, we add a new one to it. The patient responded to conservative treatment with complete recovery on follow-up.

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Ansari FA, Manuel S, Dwivedi R, Boraiah SK, Raju SB, Uppin M, Sharma A. A rare case of acute kidney injury due to levofloxacin-induced crystal nephropathy.Indian J Nephrol 2019;29:424-426

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Ansari FA, Manuel S, Dwivedi R, Boraiah SK, Raju SB, Uppin M, Sharma A. A rare case of acute kidney injury due to levofloxacin-induced crystal nephropathy. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 20 ];29:424-426
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