Incidentally detected emphysematous pyelonephritis

Swami, Yogesh Kumar; Vir Singh, Dharam; Gupta, Sanjay Kumar; Pradhan, Aditya; Rana, Yajvender P. S.; Harkar, Sandeep; Wani, M. Shafi
March 2012
Central European Journal of Urology;2012, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p53
Academic Journal
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EP) is a rare, severe gas forming infection of renal parenchyma and its surrounding areas and potentially life threatening condition that requires prompt evaluation and treatment. Although it commonly present with a fulminant clinical picture of sepsis, relatively mild symptoms can also be encountered. To our knowledge, incidentally detected emphysematous pyelonephritis has not been reported so far. We report a case of EP that was incidentally detected during evaluation for diabetes.


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