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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-138

Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease


Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

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V N Unni
Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala - 682 041
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.97138

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Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is an uncommon infection of renal parenchyma with gas-forming organisms. EPN is usually seen in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The association of EPN with conditions other than DM is extremely rare. We report a case of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease with bilateral EPN who had to undergo bilateral nephrectomy.






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