Korean J Nephrol.  2002 Sep;21(5):861-864.

A Case of Emphysematous Pyelonephritis in a Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Patient Successfully Treated by Medical Treatment

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine,Eulji Medical College, Seoul, Korea. ljg1128@eulji.or.kr
  • 2Department of Radiology, Eulji Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is an uncommon and potentially life-threatening infectious disease. Although there is still controversy about optimal treatment of emphysematous pyelonephritis, published results indicate that the mortality rate in the patients treated with radical nephrectomy is equivalent to that in patients given more conservative treatment. Emphysematous pyelonephritis with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is extremely rare and its clinical course is not revealed clearly. Hearin, we report an emphysematous pyelonephritis in a 64- year-old female patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, successfully treated by antibiotics and percutaneous cyst drainage.

Keyword

Pyelonephritis; Polycystic Kidney; Autosomal dominant; Therapeutics

MeSH Terms

Anti-Bacterial Agents
Communicable Diseases
Drainage
Female
Humans
Mortality
Nephrectomy
Polycystic Kidney Diseases
Polycystic Kidney, Autosomal Dominant*
Pyelonephritis*
Anti-Bacterial Agents
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