Emphysematous pyelonephritis with an unusual cause

Diana F. Florescu, Uriel Sandkovsky, Vani Gandhi, Bruce Polsky

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Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a severe infection that occurs in both diabetic and nondiabetic persons who have ureteral obstruction. A high index of suspicion and an aggressive workup are essential for the diagnosis. Management-medical therapy with or without surgical intervention-is based on clinical, laboratory, and CT findings. We present a case of emphysematous pyelonephritis associated with lactobacillemia and Candida glabrata and Candida albicans fungemia in a diabetic patient with bilateral ureteral stents. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of emphysematous pyelonephritis associated with lactobacillemia reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-564a
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume23
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Emphysematous pyelonephritis
  • Lactobacillus species

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