Emphysematous Pyelonephritis in a Transplant Kidney

M Salehipour, J Roozbeh, A R Rasekhi, M A Afrasiabi, H Rezaee, K Izadpanah, S A Malek-Hosseini


Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a severe necrotizing infection of the kidney and its surrounding tissues. It is characterized by the production of gas within the kidney and perinephric structures. EPN often affects diabetic women but can also occur in nondiabetic patients who have ureteral obstruction and in immunocompromised patients. Herein, we report EPN in a 23-year-old woman who had a renal transplantation.


Emphysematous pyelonephritis; renal transplantation; urinary tract infection

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