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Extensive emphysematous pyelonephritis in a renal allograft treated conservatively: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23025565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare occurrence in renal allografts. An aggressive approach resulting in transplant nephrectomy is viewed as the standard of care. Over the recent years, treatment with percutaneous drainage (PCD) of the renal and perinephric collections and appropriate antibiotics has been reported with good success in lesser grades of this infection. Only 4 cases of extensive EPN disease with Escherichia coli, treated with conservative management, are reported in the English-language literature. We present a case of severe EPN caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae, successfully managed with early PCD, and propose a step-up strategy aimed toward graft preservation.
S Alexander; S Varughese; V G David; S V Kodgire; R P Mukha; N S Kekre; V Tamilarasi; C K Jacob; G T John
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1399-3062     ISO Abbreviation:  Transpl Infect Dis     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883688     Medline TA:  Transpl Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Department of Nephrology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
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