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Asymptomatic Emphysematous Pyelonephritis Incidentally Detected with Computed Tomography in a Diabetic Hemodialysis Patient

Ju Hee Kim, Woo Jung Kim, In Soo Kim, Hee Jun Kang, Yoo Dong Won, Young Ok Kim
2016 Korean Journal of Medicine  
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a necrotizing infection of the kidney with gas formation that can be fatal if it is not detected and treated promptly. Typical manifestations are high fever, flank pain, and shock. It typically occurs in patients with diabetes and, although rarely reported, in hemodialysis (HD) patients with or without diabetes. Furthermore, asymptomatic EPN has not yet been reported in HD patients. Here, we report a case of asymptomatic EPN in a diabetic HD patient
more » ... HD patient incidentally detected with follow-up abdominal computed tomography after resection of colon cancer. (Korean J Med 2016;91:202-205)
doi:10.3904/kjm.2016.91.2.202 fatcat:25cogtx7trfblhbnk52x6ssicq