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Kidney lesions - What is your diagnosis?

(photo courtesy of L.D.Sims)

the kidney is pale & swollen with pinpoint scattered dark red spots

 

Answer

The dark red spots are petechial haemorrhages (petechiae) in the glomeruli, resulting in the classical "turkey egg" appearance. There is likely to be acute glomerulitis, as found in a variety of bacterial & viral septicaemias and in purpura haemorrhagica.

 

 

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