Acute renal infarction and cardioembolic stroke in a patient with atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroid-induced cardiomyopathy: A case report

Samaj Adhikari, Kumar Paudel, Kamal Pandit, Shovit Thapa, Bikram Prasad Gajurel, Khagendra Dahal

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Abstract

Background: Acute renal infarction is a rare entity with varied misleading manifestations resulting in diagnostic delay, misdiagnosis, and treatment leading to renal damage. Case presentation: We report the case of a 28-year-old Dalit Nepalese man who presented with sudden onset occipital headache and later developed severe left flank pain. He was diagnosed with posterior cerebral infarction with hemorrhagic transformation and a subsequent acute renal infarction with atrial fibrillation and hyperthyroid-induced cardiomyopathy. He was managed with oral anticoagulant and antithyroid drug. Conclusion: A high index of suspicion of acute renal infarction is required in patients with risk factors of thrombosis presenting sudden onset flank pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number117
JournalJournal of Medical Case Reports
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 6 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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