Amoxicillin Crystalluria: A Rare Side-Effect of a Commonly Prescribed Antibiotic

Couto, Joana Sá and Pontes dos Santos, Luis and Carlos Alves, Joana and López, Raquel and Maldonaldo, Cristina (2017) Amoxicillin Crystalluria: A Rare Side-Effect of a Commonly Prescribed Antibiotic. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (10). ISSN 2284-2594

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Although crystalluria is a frequent finding in the routine examination of urine, amoxicillin crystalluria is a rare event whose incidence remains unknown. Crystalluria caused by amoxicillin is very uncommon and may be asymptomatic or have severe renal implications. The authors describe the case of an 87-year-old female patient who presented with massive amoxicillin crystalluria due to poor hydration, low urinary pH and high intravenous amoxicillin dosage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crystalluria, amoxicillin, "shock wheat" crystals, “broom like” crystals
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 09:13

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