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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1993;10(2):537-543.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1993.10.2.537    Published online December 31, 1993.
Emphysematous pyelonephritis : a case report and review of the literature.
Hyun Dae Yoon, Kyu Chang Won, Chan Woo Lee, In Ho Jo, Hyung Woo Lee, Kyung Woo Yoon, Heun Ju Lee, Hyun Woo Lee, Cheol Kyu Cho
Abstract
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a necrotizing renal infections characterized by intrarenal and occasional perirenal gas production. Although uncommon (89 cases in the literature), it occurs almost exclusively in diabetic patients (87% of the cases). Prompt and aggressive management is required to sahage these patients. We describe a recent case of a diabetic woman with emphysematous pyelonephritis due to E. Coll, successfully managed with unilateral nephrectomy.


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