Pyocystis and prostate abscess in a hemodialysis patient in the emergency department.

The western journal of emergency medicine

PubMedID: 25247036

Stafford P, Prybys KM. Pyocystis and prostate abscess in a hemodialysis patient in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(6):655-8.
The urinary tract is an often forgotten and under-appreciated source of infection in anuric hemodialysis patients. Bladder abscess, also called pyocystis, is a severe complication of low urinary flow that can be difficult to detect, leading to delays in treatment and increased morbidity. The emergency physician should maintain a high suspicion for pyocystis, which can be quickly diagnosed by bedside ultrasound. We report a case of a hemodialysis patient with an initially minor presentation who developed sepsis secondary to pyocystis and prostate abscess.