Emphysematous pyelonephritis

Mohamad Haider Ali, Siti Nor Asmah, Emran, Ezam and Chong, Vui Heng (2011) Emphysematous pyelonephritis. Brunei International Medical Journal, 7 2: 97-100.

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Author Mohamad Haider Ali, Siti Nor Asmah
Emran, Ezam
Chong, Vui Heng
Title Emphysematous pyelonephritis
Journal name Brunei International Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1560-5876
Publication date 2011-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 97
End page 100
Total pages 4
Place of publication Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Publisher Ministry of Health
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Formatted abstract
Urinary tract infection is very common and in most cases is self limiting even without treatment. However, in some cases, the infection may progress and leads to serious complication requiring admission and treatment. Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare but serious complication of urinary tract infection. The symptoms are similar to those seen in pyelonephritis and without radiological imaging; the diagnosis can be missed with serious consequence. In severe cases, nephrectomy may be indicated. We report a case of emphysematous pyelonephritis in a previously well obese 28 year old lady who was successfully managed with intravenous antibiotic. Her underlying risk factor was undiagnosed diabetes mellitus.
Keyword Abscess
Gas forming abscess
Renal abscess
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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