What is emphysematous pyelonephritis？
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is an infection in the kidneys. It occurs more in women and those with diabetes.
Symptoms of the disease include:
- Abdominal pain
- 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