Tailored Treatment Approach for Emphysematous Pyelonephritis

Kuzgunbay B., Turunc T., Tokmak N., Turunc T., Dirim A., Aygun C., ...Daha Fazla

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, cilt.86, ss.444-447, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 86 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000323604
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.444-447


Objective: We evaluated the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of patients presenting with emphysematous pyelonephritis (EP). Patients and Methods: The clinical data of 24 EP patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. The management strategies were discussed according to the severity of condition at presentation. Results: The mean age of the patients was 61.8 years. Diabetes mellitus was detected in 21 (87.5%) of them. Escherichia coli was the predominant pathogen. There were 6 patients (25%) who recovered with antibiotic treatment only (mild). Percutaneous drainage in addition to antimicrobial chemotherapy was necessary in 13 cases (54%) (moderate). The remaining 5 patients (21%) were treated by nephrectomy (severe). Conclusions: EP is a serious infection that can display a fatal progression despite ablative treatment but there are also some cases with mild or moderate severity that can be successfully treated without nephrectomy. Copyright (C) 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel