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Title: Emfyseem ... niet alleen in de longen
Authors: Decoster, L ×
Vanbrabant, Peter
Van Cleynenbreugel, Ben
Geusens, Eric
Oyen, Raymond
Knockaert, Daniel #
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Nederlandstalige medische Faculteiten in België
Series Title: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde vol:66 issue:6 pages:292-295
Abstract: Emphysema ... not only in the lungs
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a severe, necrotizing infection of the renal parenchyma, characterized by gas formation in the renal parenchyma or the surrounding tissues. The optimal strategy for handling is potentially life-threatening infection remains controversial. An aggressive surgical approach seems to be the treatment of choice in severe cases, whereas a more conservative treatment consisting of antibiotics either alone or in combination with percutaneous drainage, is proposed for less severe cases.
The medical history of a 54-year-old female patient with a severe form of EPN is reported. She was successfully treated with antibiotics alone, resulting in preservation of kidney function.
ISSN: 0371-683X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: AT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Urology Section (-)
Radiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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