Sufla Crystals that resemble Uric Acid Crystals

Sulfa crystals from the urinary sediment of a patient taking (sulfamethoxazol), These crystals resemble crystals of uric acid or calcium oxalate, but sulfa crystals are soluble in acetone

 

Sulfonamide crystals

Sulfonamide crystals

 

Sulfa crystals from the urinary sediment of a patient taking (sulfamethoxazol/trimethoprim). These crystals look like uric acid crystals, but are soluble in acetone while uric acid not. These crystals should be reported as it may cause Crystal-induced acute kidney injury (AKI)

 

sulfamethoxazol-trimethoprim crystals

sulfamethoxazol-trimethoprim crystals

 

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