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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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BLANCO DIEZ, A. et al. Emphysematous pyelonephritis: case report and literature review. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2003, vol.27, n.9, pp.721-725. ISSN 0210-4806.

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a necrotizing renal parenquima infection, wich is diabetes mellitus related in almost all cases. This is life threatening and has a high mortality rates despite agressive management. The most important thing in management is a high diagnostic suspicious and also a rapid treatment, wich means nephrectomy. We expose a case giving especial importance to clinical and image diagnose as treatment and evolution. We also make a literature review trying to understand this entity and find pathways for its therapeutic management.

Keywords : Emphysematous pyelonephritis; Diagnose; Management.

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