Severe emphysematous cystitis: Outcome after seven days of antibiotics
M Sereno, C Gómez-Raposo, G Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, M López-Gómez, E Casado
ABSTRACT: We present the case of a 70-year-old woman with emphysematous cystitis. She was a diabetic patient and she was on chemotherapy treatment for a breast cancer. She complaint of severe asthenia and pain in her right lower extremity, but no fever or urinary symptoms. A computed tomography (CT) scan was suggestive of severe emphysematous cystitis. Emphysematous cystitis is a rare clinically entity, more commonly seen in diabetic, immunocompromised patients. A conservative treatment approach using antibiotics and bladder catheterization is typically successful, with a complication rate less than 20%.
KEYWORDS: emphysematous cystitis.
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