Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis combined with subcapsular hematoma and disseminated necrotizing fasciitis

Dennis C.S. Lin, Gia Shing Shieh, Yat Ching Tong

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Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rapidly progressive and potentially life-threatening necrotizing infection of the renal parenchyma characterized by the presence of gas. Bilateral EPN is a rare disease process with a high mortality rate. Bleeding associated with EPN is an extremely rare complication. Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare but serous condition with a poor prognosis. Herein we present a rare case of bilateral EPN combined with subcapsular hematomas which progressed to the development of disseminated necrotizing fasciitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalUrologia Internationalis
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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