Emphysematous pyelonephritis. Definition

Medical Definition: emphysematous pyelonephritis

Gas formation in the renal parenchyma (abdominal X-ray or CAT scan), in the context of acute pyelonephritis, typical in diabetic patients (mixed fermentation of glucose). The mortality rate is 100% if the patient undergoes treatment and from 9 to 40% with optimal treatment. This is an immediate drainage and antibiotics sensitive to gram-negative bacteria, which are usually responsible.

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