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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 331-333

Emphysematous pyelonephritis in a type II diabetic woman


Department of Medicine, Nephrology Unit, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bartholomew Ozuemba
Nephrology Unit, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State
Nigeria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_59_20

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Mrs. E. J. N is a 57-year-old Type II diabetic who presented to the emergency unit of internal medicine with a 1-week history of reduction in urine output and passage of foul-smelling urine with associated fever, nausea, vomiting, and right flank abdominal pain. This clinical case was diagnosed as emphysematous pyelonephritis with the help of ultrasonography. She recovered with medical therapy. This case highlights that aggressive medical management in severe cases may obviate the need for potentially dangerous surgical interventions in resource-limited settings.


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