Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis resolving to medical therapy

J Intern Med. 1992 Jul;232(1):77-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.1992.tb00553.x.

Abstract

We describe a case of bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis, in a diabetic female, that responded to medical therapy alone. Her complete improvement is documented radiologically. Emphysematous pyelonephritis, as a cause of serious infection in diabetic patients, is briefly reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cilastatin / therapeutic use*
  • Cilastatin, Imipenem Drug Combination
  • Ciprofloxacin / therapeutic use
  • Drug Combinations
  • Emphysema / diagnostic imaging
  • Emphysema / etiology*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / complications*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / drug therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Imipenem / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pyelonephritis / complications*
  • Pyelonephritis / drug therapy
  • Pyelonephritis / microbiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Drug Combinations
  • Cilastatin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Imipenem
  • Cilastatin, Imipenem Drug Combination