Amoxicillin Crystalluria: A Rare Side-Effect of a Commonly Prescribed Antibiotic
KeywordsCrystalluria, amoxicillin, "shock wheat" crystals, “broom like” crystals
Although crystalluria is a frequent finding in the routine examination of urine, amoxicillin crystalluria is a rare event whose incidence remains unknown. Crystalluria caused by amoxicillin is very uncommon and may be asymptomatic or have severe renal implications. The authors describe the case of an 87-year-old female patient who presented with massive amoxicillin crystalluria due to poor hydration, low urinary pH and high intravenous amoxicillin dosage.
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