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Emphysematous pyelonephritis most often presents as an acute medical emergency, typically in a septic diabetic patient with acute renal failure. The management of this condition has traditionally been surgical, with nephrectomy. However, some recent reports have described successful medical interventions. We describe a case of acute bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis in a frail patient not suitable for bilateral nephrectomy and long-term dialysis. This condition was managed medically, not surgically, with intensive antibiotic and circulatory support. The outcome was complete recovery after months of hospital-based treatment. We discuss the management of this rare but important condition in detail.
Author(s): Sheerin N; Tahir H; Thomas G; Bettington H; Pattison JM; Goldsmith DJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: American Journal of Kidney Diseases
ISSN (print): 0272-6386
ISSN (electronic): 1523-6838
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co. Ltd.
PubMed id: 11096052
Notes: Case Reports
the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation