Emphysematous pyelonephritis: a rare presentation.
SK Jain, N Agarwal, SK Chaturvedi
Department of Medicine, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110001, India., India
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a rare life threatening infection in diabetes characterised by suppurative infection of renal parenchyma and perirenal tissues. It usually presents with fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, shock, lethargy, and confusion. Diabetic ketoacidosis is an uncommon presentation. In the present case, an elderly female presented with abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, and altered sensorium. She was diagnosed to have diabetic ketoacidosis with metabolic encephalopathy with right emphysematous pyelonephritis. She had an excellent response to medical treatment alone and was later discharged on oral hypoglycaemic agents.
S K Jain
Department of Medicine, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110001, India.
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Jain S K, Agarwal N, Chaturvedi S K. Emphysematous pyelonephritis: a rare presentation. J Postgrad Med 2000;46:31-2
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Jain S K, Agarwal N, Chaturvedi S K. Emphysematous pyelonephritis: a rare presentation. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2000 [cited 2023 Apr 2 ];46:31-2
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