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Emphysematous Cystitis due to Klebsiella oxytoca

Arunasalam, Shyamala MBBS, MD*; Hughes, Brian MBBS, DipSHM, FRACP, FAChSHM*†

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: November 2010 - Volume 18 - Issue 6 - p 411-412
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181db80c3
Case Reports

Emphysematous cystitis is caused by gas-producing organisms and is rare. Delay in treatment can lead to ascending infection/pyelonephritis, which has a mortality of up to 90%. We report the first case of emphysematous cystitis due to Klebsiella oxytoca.

From the *Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Newcastle Centre, Newcastle and †Faculty of Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

Correspondence to: Shyamala Arunasalam, MBBS, MD, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Newcastle Centre, PO Box 664J, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.