Bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Hollingshead, Caitlyn; Luttmann, Kelly; Georgescu, Claudiu


  • A 57-year-old man presenting with bilateral flank pain and hematuria was found to have severe bilateral emphysematous pyelonephritis. The patient was managed with a conservative approach consisting of systemic antimicrobials and decompression via percutaneous nephrostomy tubes with piperacillin-tazobactam instillations via nephrostomy and made a full recovery.

publication date

  • 2021

published in

start page

  • e01042


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