Emphysematous cystitis: A complication of urinary tract infection occurring predominantly in diabetic women

Felix Ankel, Allan B. Wolfson, J. Stephan Stapczynski

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Abstract

The case of a patient with emphysematous cystitis who presented with complaints of lower abdominal pain, dysuria, and pneumaturia is presented. The presenting symptoms, differential diagnosis, and radiographic and cystoscopic appearances of emphysematous cystitis, a rare complication of lower urinary tract infection occurring almost exclusively in diabetics, are reviewed. Treatment consists of urinary drainage, prompt initiation of antibiotic therapy, and strict glucose control. The prognosis usually is excellent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-406
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1990

Keywords

  • emphysematous cystitis
  • urinary tract infection

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