Title

Emphysematous cystitis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2019

Abstract

Emphysematous cystitis is a rare form of complicated urinary tract infection characterized by gas inside the bladder and in the bladder wall. While the exact mechanisms underlying gas formation are not clear, gas-producing pathogens are clearly implicated in severe infection. E coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae are the most common organisms associated with emphysematous cystitis; others include Proteus mirabilis, and Enterobacter and Streptococcus species.

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Copyright © 2019 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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