How is pyelonephritis treated?

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Therapy most often involves a two- to three-week course of antibiotics
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What is pyelonephritis?

pyelonephritis is an urinary tract infection that has reached the pyelum (pelvis) of the kidney. Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney.

What causes pyelonephritis?

use of a urinary catheter for draining urine from the bladder . surgery on the urinary tract . diagnostic testing that uses a scope to enter the urinary tract, such as cysto

What are the symptoms of pyelonephritis?

Back lower pain and also around abdomen area . Feel pain when urinating . Increased urinating frequency compared to normal day, except with little urine . Urine may contain

How to prevent pyelonephritis?

wiping from the front to the back of the genital area, especially after a bowel movement . drinking plenty of fluids . emptying the bladder at least every 3 to 4 hours and a

How is pyelonephritis uncovered?

The diagnosis of pyelonephritis is based on the patient's history, a physical examination, and the results of laboratory and imaging tests

What are symptoms of pyelonephritis?

Symptoms of acute pyelonephritis typically include fever and chills, burning or frequent urination, aching pain on one or both sides of the lower back or abdomen, cloudy or bl

What is chronic pyelonephritis?

Chronic pyelonephritis: long-standing disease associated with either active or inactive (healed) kidney infection.

What is emphysematous pyelonephritis?

Emphysematous pyelonephritis: acute infection associated with gas in and around the kidney. This type almost always occurs in persons with diabetes.
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Who gets pyelonephritis?

Acute pyelonephritis is most common in adult females but can affect people of either sex and any age
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What drugs treat pyelonephritis?

The antibiotics used most often include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), ampicillin (Omnipen), or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
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What happens with pyelonephritis?

Left untreated or unresolved, it can progress to a chronic condition that lasts for months or years, leading to scarring and possible loss of kidney function
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What is cause of pyelonephritis?

Kidney infection are caused when bacteria E. coli bacteria entered into the kidney and start to multiply.