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Emphysematous Cystitis in the Absence of Known Risk Factors: An Unusual Clinical Entity

Theodoros Kelesidis MD, Sara Osman MD, Sotirios Tsiodras MD, MSc, ScD
Volume: 102 Issue: 9 September, 2009

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Abstract:Emphysematous cystitis is a rare disorder that is usually associated with immunosuppression, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, and other risk factors such as previous urinary tract infection and/or recent instrumentation of the urinary tract. The case of an 89-year-old woman with emphysematous cystitis who had no evidence of immunodeficiency or other risk factors except for advanced age is reported. A review of the literature on emphysematous cystitis in immunocompetent, nondiabetic individuals is presented.

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