Acute bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis successfully managed by medical therapy alone: a case report and review of the literature.

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BACKGROUND:Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis is a life threatening condition usually occurring in diabetics. Management of this condition has traditionally been aggressive and surgery is considered mandatory. However, this is itself a hazardous intervention in a septic, unstable patient with circulatory or liver failure. When bilateral disease is present, the need for long-term dialysis is obviously unavoidable. CASE PRESENTATION:We herein report one of the few cases of bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis successfully managed by non-surgical treatment.

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BMC Nephrol

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BMC nephrology

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Flores G,Nellen H,Magaña F,Calleja J

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10.1186/1471-2369-3-4

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2002-06-03 00:00:00

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4

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1471-2369

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3

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