Renal function evaluation in patients with American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis after specific treatment with pentavalent antimonial

@inproceedings{Oliveira2012RenalFE,
  title={Renal function evaluation in patients with American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis after specific treatment with pentavalent antimonial},
  author={Rodrigo Alves de Oliveira and Cl{\'a}udio G Lima and Rosa M. S. Mota and Alice Maria C Martins and Talita Rojas Cunha Sanches and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Seguro and L{\'u}cia da Conceiç{\~a}o Andrade and Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior and Alexandre Braga Lib{\'o}rio and Elizabeth de Francesco Daher},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Renal evaluation studies are rare in American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (ACL). The aim of this study is to investigate whether specific treatment reverts ACL-associated renal dysfunction. METHODS A prospective study was conducted with 37 patients with ACL. Urinary concentrating and acidification ability was assessed before and after treatment with pentavalent antimonial. RESULTS The patients mean age was 35.6 ± 12 years and 19 were male. Before treatment, urinary concentrating… CONTINUE READING

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