What are the mortality rates in emphysematous pyelonephritis and emphysematous pyelitis?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In emphysematous pyelonephritis, the mortality rate is 60% in cases in which the gas is localized to the renal parenchyma, regardless of treatment. The mortality is 80% if the gas has spread in the perinephric space and the patient is treated with antibiotics alone. In emphysematous pyelitis, the mortality rate is 20%.


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