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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 730549, 3 pages
Case Report

Gas-Producing Renal Infection Presenting as Pneumaturia: A Case Report

Division of Urologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 4960 Children's Place, Campus Box 8242, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA

Received 3 January 2013; Revised 11 March 2013; Accepted 4 April 2013

Academic Editor: Stephen A. Klotz

Copyright © 2013 Youssef S. Tanagho et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a case of persistent pneumaturia of one-year duration in a fifty-five-year-old male with a history of spinal cord injury. The evaluation demonstrated gas throughout the collecting system attributable to a urinary tract infection with a gas-forming organism, Klebsiella pneumoniae.