[Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis cured by medical therapy alone]

Med Mal Infect. 2006 Mar;36(3):174-6. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2005.12.002. Epub 2006 Jan 26.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a necrotizing renal infection characterized by bacterial gas production in the renal and perirenal area. It is a rare infection diagnosed in diabetic patients in most cases. Emphysematous pyelonephritis has a high mortality rate. We herein report one case of bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis managed by medical therapy alone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination / therapeutic use*
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Back Pain / etiology
  • Bacteremia / complications
  • Bacteremia / microbiology
  • Bacteriuria / complications
  • Bacteriuria / microbiology
  • Consciousness Disorders / etiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications
  • Emphysema / drug therapy*
  • Emphysema / etiology
  • Female
  • Fever / etiology
  • Humans
  • Klebsiella Infections / complications
  • Klebsiella Infections / diagnosis
  • Klebsiella Infections / drug therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Pyelonephritis / complications
  • Pyelonephritis / drug therapy*
  • Pyelonephritis / microbiology
  • Remission Induction

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Amoxicillin-Potassium Clavulanate Combination