Community Acquired Infection

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61--66

Emphysematous pyelonephritis: Dilemma between radical or conservative treatment (report of 3 cases)


Hanane Ezzouine, Anass Cherkaoui, Abdellatif Benslama 
 University Teaching Hospital Ibn Rushd; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Hanane Ezzouine
Lotissement Bagatelle, Rue 8, N°25, Polo, Casablanca
Morocco

Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare form of renal suppuration. It is associated with a high mortality in the absence of rapid and effective treatment. Nephrectomy is suggested as the reference treatment associated to medical treatment. However, medical treatment exclusive is a conservative therapeutic option which is effective and successful in some cases. Many clinical and radiological criteria must be analyzed and gathered; we describe three cases of EPN treated successfully with medical treatment alone in two cases and associated to nephrectomy in one case.


How to cite this article:
Ezzouine H, Cherkaoui A, Benslama A. Emphysematous pyelonephritis: Dilemma between radical or conservative treatment (report of 3 cases).Community Acquir Infect 2016;3:61-66


How to cite this URL:
Ezzouine H, Cherkaoui A, Benslama A. Emphysematous pyelonephritis: Dilemma between radical or conservative treatment (report of 3 cases). Community Acquir Infect [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 14 ];3:61-66
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