Immunology of pyelonephritis. VII. Effect of allopurinol.

The inflammatory response and the respiratory burst of bacterial phagocytosis have been shown to be at least partially responsible for the renal damage from infection. In addition, we have shown that renal blood flow decreases following infection. Hypoxanthine is produced in ischemic tissue during the anaerobic metabolism of adenosine monophosphate (AMP… (More)