Revista Colombiana de Reumatología
Print version ISSN 0121-8123
MUNOZ, Sebastián Andrés et al. Emphysematous cystitis: an unexpected complication of immunosuppressive therapy in a patient with Microscopic Polyangeiitis. Rev.Colomb.Reumatol. [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.1, pp. 75-80. ISSN 0121-8123.
Emphysematous cystitis is a rare condition characterized by the presence of gas in the bladder wall and lumen result of the colonization by fermentative microorganisms. Most of the cases have been described in middle-age woman suffering from Diabetes Mellitus, being less frequently in immunosuppressive patients. We report here a patient with Microscopic Poliangeiitis who developed emphysematous cystitis as a complication of immunosuppressive therapy.
Keywords : emphysematous cystitis; microscopic poliangeiitis; urinary tract infection.