A Young Diabetic Lady with Emphysematous Pyelonephritis
Keywords:Emphysematous Pyelonephritis, Diabetes mellitus
A rare and potentially life-threatening condition is reported. A young diabetic lady presented with septic shock and features of paralytic ileus. A plain abdominal radiograph suggested “megacolon with gas-fluid levels”. But high degree of clinical suspicion persuaded us to perform a CT scan of abdomen, which revealed emphysematous pyelonephritis. This enabled us to start early effective treatment and eventually save the patient.
JOM 2012; 13(1): 72-74
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