[Emphysematous pyelonephritis].

Abstract

A case of emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is described. EPN is a severe suppurative infection of the renal parenchyma and the perirenal tissue, characterized by intra-renal, and possibly perirenal, gas formation. This is a rare form of acute pyelonephritis. The condition is associated with a high mortality. Diabetic patients are particularly prone to the… (More)

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