Is klebsiella a typical pathogen associated with emphysematous cystitis?

Bottom line:  Klebsiella pneumonia is one of the gas-forming organisms most frequently associated with emphysematous cystitis.

SummaryAmano M, Shimizu T.  Emphysematous cystitis: a review of the literature.  Intern Med. 2014;53(2):79-82.

Emphysematous cystitis is a rare disease where microbes form gas inside the bladder wall and lumen.  Based on review of several case series, the authors identify the two major causative organisms:  Escherichia coli (60%) and Klebsiella pneumonia (10-20%).  This review addresses epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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