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Emphysematous pyelonephritis: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8365097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare and life-threatening suppurative infection of renal parenchymal and perirenal tissues, characterized by spontaneous gas production. Although uncommon (76 cases in the literature), it occurs almost exclusively in diabetic patients (87% of the cases). We describe a recent case of a diabetic woman with emphysematous pyelonephritis due to E. coli, successfully managed with unilateral nephrectomy. Symptoms, diagnostic approach and management are discussed and related to the previously reported series.
S Pappas; Peppas ThA; A Sotiropoulos; D Katsadoros
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0742-3071     ISO Abbreviation:  Diabet. Med.     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-01     Completed Date:  1993-10-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500858     Medline TA:  Diabet Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  574-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Internal Medicine, State General Hospital of Nikaea, Piraeus, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications*
Diabetic Nephropathies / diagnosis*,  radiography,  therapy
Pyelonephritis / diagnosis*,  radiography,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
8064-90-2/Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination
Comment In:
Diabet Med. 1994 Jun;11(5):517   [PMID:  8088134 ]

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