What Is Emphysematous Pyelonephritis?

Q:
What is emphysematous pyelonephritis?

A:
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is an infection in the kidneys. It occurs more in women and those with diabetes.

Symptoms of the disease include:

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Acute kidney impairment

Since it is a severe infection, prompt treatments are vital. Antibiotics are usually used to deal with the disease. Besides, many patients with EPN need to have kidney removal surgery.

Key word: emphysematous pyelonephritis

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