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Emphysematous pyelonephritis caused by Candida species: first case in the English literature

Author(s): Ömer Bayrak | İlker Seçkiner | Ersan Bulut | Sakıp Mehmet Erturhan

Journal: Turkish Journal of Urology
ISSN 1300-5804

Volume: 38;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 244;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Candida | Emphysematous pyelonephritis | mortality

Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is an acute severe necrotizing infection of the renal parenchyma and its surrounding tissues that results in the presence of gas in the renal parenchyma, collecting system or perinephric tissue. Our case was a 46-year-old diabetic woman who was referred to us from the emergency department. This is the first case of emphysematous pyelonephritis caused by Candida species in the English literature.
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