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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127-129

Multidrug-resistant coinfection and emphysematous pyelonephritis in a deceased donor allograft – Treatment dilemma

1 Department of General Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and RI, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Urology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Georgi Abraham
Madras Medical Mission, 4A, Dr. J.J. Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai - 600 037, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_57_18

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Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a severe, potentially fatal suppurative infection of the renal parenchyma and perirenal tissues. It is indicated by the production of gas within the kidney and perinephric tissues. Risk factors that contribute to the development include diabetes and female sex. Herein, we report EPN in a 59-year-old male who underwent renal transplant from a deceased donor earlier this year.

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