Emphysematous pyelonephritis in decompensated diabetes: A case report and review of the literature

Davide Abed El Rahman, Gianpaolo Zanetti, Mario Ferruti, Pietro Acquati, Augusto Maggioni, Isabella Oliva, Elisabetta Finkelberg, Sami Abed El Rahman, Massimo Zilocchi, Marco Filizzolo, Francesco Rocco

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Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare and severe renal parenchyma necrotizing infection visible just in diabetic patients which results in gas presence - probably produced through the glucose fermentation process - in the collecting system, renal parenchyma and perirenal tissue (1-3). We present a case of a not known diabetic female patient with emphysematous pyelonephritis of the left kidney and emphysematous pyelitis of the controlateral kidney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalArchivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia
Volume83
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • Decompensated diabetes
  • Genito-urinary infection
  • Lactose fermenting bacteria
  • Pyelonephritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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