Emphysematous pyelonephritis.

J Rosado, A P Fernandes, C Aleluia, A Paula Neto, G Nunes, N Riso, F Soromenho


A case of emphysematous pyelonephritis to E. coli, in a 63-year-old female diabetic patient is presented herein. Imaging techniques (plain abdomen X-Ray, ultra-sonography and computed tomography) allowed the authors to make the diagnosis. Percutaneous nephrostomy, combined with medical therapeutics, contributed to a favourable clinical evolution of the patient.

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