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Emphysematous Cystitis: A Case Report

Amanambu, Chimezie C. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: March 2008 - Volume 16 - Issue 2 - p 118-119
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318162a9a6
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Emphysematous cystitis is a relatively rare clinical entity caused by gas-fermenting bacterial and fungal organisms. Presentation is often nonspecific, and imaging techniques provide the best diagnostic clues. The case of a 46-year-old man who presented with hematuria, pneumaturia, fever, and chills who was found to have emphysematous cystitis is reported.

Summa Health System, Akron, OH.

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