A Young Diabetic Lady with Emphysematous Pyelonephritis

Authors

  • Ahmad Mursel Anam ICU. Square Hospitals Ltd, Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak, Dhaka
  • Farzana Shumy ICU. Square Hospitals Ltd, Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Mufizul Islam Polash ICU. Square Hospitals Ltd, Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak, Dhaka
  • Raihan Rabbani ICU. Square Hospitals Ltd, Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak, Dhaka
  • Abed Hussain Khan ICU. Square Hospitals Ltd, Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak, Dhaka
  • MA Jalil Chowdhury BSMMU, Shahbag, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10055

Keywords:

Emphysematous Pyelonephritis, Diabetes mellitus

Abstract

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.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10055

JOM 2012; 13(1): 72-74

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Anam, A. M., Shumy, F., Islam Polash, M. M., Rabbani, R., Khan, A. H., & Chowdhury, M. J. (2012). A Young Diabetic Lady with Emphysematous Pyelonephritis. Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 72–74. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10055

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Case Reports