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Emphysematous pyelonephritis. Clin Case Rep 2018 02;6(2):439-441

Date

02/16/2018

Pubmed ID

29445494

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5799643

DOI

10.1002/ccr3.1364

Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a gas-producing, necrotizing infection involving the renal parenchyma and surrounding tissue that is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Common causative organisms include Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. While most patients are being managed conservatively these days, nephrectomy may be needed in severe cases.

Author List

Koratala A, Malpartida FR, Zeng X

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin