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Case Report A Case of Concurrent Emphysematous Pyelonephritis and Emphysematous Cholecystitis in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus.
Se Hyung Lee, Ji Hoon Kim, Jong Young Lee, Tae Hyuck Choi, Gil Hyun Gang, Myoung Sook Shim, Jin Yub Kim
Diabetes & Metabolism Journal 2005;29(3):262-266
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: May 1, 2005
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1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneug Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea.
2Department of Pathology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneug Asan Hospital, Gangneung, Korea.

Several unusual infections such as malignant otitis externa, rhinocerebral mucormycosis, emphysematous pyelonephritis and emphysematous cholecystitis exclusively occur in diabetic patients. Each of these diseases is a rare, but potentially life-threatening infection. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and early medical and operative intervention will be necessary for these diseases. We report herein a very rare case in which emphysematous pyelonephritis and emphysematous cholecystitis were simultaneously diagnosed. A 45-year-old man, who was previously diagnosed with secondary diabetes mellitus due to chronic alcoholic pancreatitis ten years earlier, presented with fever and right upper quadrant abdominal pain for 3 days. Abdominal computed tomography showed an air-fluid level in the lumen of the gall bladder and there was gas collection within the right renal parenchyma. Broad-spectrum antibiotics therapy was initiated and cholecystectomy and right nephrectomy were performed. Escherichia coli bacteria were isolated from the culture of the blood, urine and sputum. The patient recovered and was discharged in a healthy state

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    A Case of Concurrent Emphysematous Pyelonephritis and Emphysematous Cholecystitis in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus.
    Korean Diabetes J. 2005;29(3):262-266.   Published online May 1, 2005
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