Cistitis Enfisematosa: Una inusual forma de presentación de la Infección del Tracto Urinario Bajo

Nicolas Vera A, Christian Zwanzger M, Pablo Troncoso C


Emphysematous cystitis is found in diabetic patients and in individuals with urinary stasis and immunosuppression. We report a 58 years old male with hypertension, type 2 Diabetes on insulin treatment and central nervous system vasculitis on immunosuppressive therapy. He was admitted with weight loss and gait instability. A PET-CT showed a circumscribed image of air in the bladder contour without involving the upper urinary tract, suggesting emphysematous cystitis. Re-interrogated, the patient referred pneumaturia, dysuria and febrile sensation one week before admission. Urine culture showed Enterobacter aerogenes. He was treated with a urinary catheter, metabolic control and parenteral antimicrobials. The patient was discharged without symptoms 21 days after admission, with the bladder catheter.

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Cystitis; Enterobacter Aerogenes, Urinary Tract Infections

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