Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis

IDCases. 2021 Jan 14:23:e01042. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e01042. eCollection 2021.


A 57-year-old man presenting with bilateral flank pain and hematuria was found to have severe bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis. The patient was managed with a conservative approach consisting of systemic antimicrobials and decompression via percutaneous nephrostomy tubes with piperacillin-tazobactam instillations via nephrostomy and made a full recovery.

Keywords: Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis; Emphysematous pyelonephritis; Pyelonephritis.

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