Infect Chemother.  2005 Apr;37(2):107-110.

Emphysematous Cystitis with Bladder Rupture by Candida albicans

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. drchung@hallym.or.kr
  • 2Department of Urology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.

Abstract

Emphysematous cystitis is an uncommon life-threatening disease, which often occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus or neurogenic bladder. Bacterial etiologies are common, while cases by Candida species have been very rarely reported. To date, only six cases of Candida albicans related emphysematous cystitis have been reported; two cases resulted in bladder repture and the causative organisms were non-albicans Candida species. We report the first case of emphysematous cystitis caused by Candida albicans accompanying a spontaneous bladder rupture with the review of literatures.

Keyword

Emphysematous cystitis; Bladder; Spontaneous rupture; Candida albicans

MeSH Terms

Candida albicans*
Candida*
Cystitis*
Diabetes Mellitus
Humans
Rupture*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Urinary Bladder*
Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic
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