Ureteral stents, sepsis and acute kidney injury: Iatrogenic imperfecta!

 in Images in Clinical Medicine

Case presentation

A 62-year-old woman with a past history of placement of bilateral ureteral “JJ” stents, presented to the hospital complaining of fever, chills, abdominal pain, oliguria and was found to be hypotensive. She was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), with the diagnosis of sepsis secondary to a urinary source. Her white blood cell count (WBC) was 21,200/mm3, blood urea nitrogen (BUN) 40 mg/dL, and serum creatinine 2.1 mg/dL. Her systolic blood pressure was 75 mmHg after administration of bolus of intravenous fluid (30 ml/Kg). She was then started on norepinephrine with improvement in her mean arterial blood pressure.

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