Fulminant infection with emphysematous changes in the biliary tract and air-filled liver abscesses

Zérraga, F. López; Aisa, P.; de Ormijana, J. Saenz; Orive, M. Diez; Añorbe, E.; Aguirre, X.; Paraiso, M.; Bravo, M. Morales
January 2006
Abdominal Imaging;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p90
Academic Journal
Gas-producing infections are related to anaerobic bacteria and usually associated with immunosuppressive pathologies such as diabetes and have a fulminating course. We present the clinical course of a patient with diabetes whose infection progressed rapidly and ended in her dramatic death in a short period; surgical therapy was impossible, and the disease behaved similarly to type I emphysematous pyelonephritis.


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