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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archivio Italiano di Urologia e Andrologia|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2011|
- Decompensated diabetes
- Genito-urinary infection
- Lactose fermenting bacteria
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