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    Post Kidney Infection
    xnet1 posted:
    My brother was told that he had a post kidney infection called "germuroli" (may be spelled incorrectly). The information was obtained from a kidney biopsy.

    Can anyone help me understand this?
    mrscora01 responded:
    Sorry, but I googled that term and got nothing. Could you check with your brother and get the correct name of what he has?
    john-skpt responded:
    I think that there might be some confusion with what the doc said.

    I'm betting that the term mentioned was "glomeruli", but these are functioning parts of the kidney, not infectious organisms.

    I can't quite understand what an infection would have to do with a biopsy, but it's possible I guess. Infection is normally diagnosed by a urine culture (or rarely a tissue culture). Biopsy generally looks at microscopic structural changes to the kidneys.

    See if the doc can clear all this up. I'm sure that the doc at least dictated a clinical note for the files, but they usually don't give these out to patients unless you ask for a copy.

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