Emphysematous Pyelonephritis in Children

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Abstract

Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a severe necrotizing infection of the kidneys characterized by gas formation within the parenchyma, the collecting system or the perinephric tissue. To our knowledge, there have only been 4 cases of this condition reported in children. We report 2 additional cases in children managed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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