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What is Pyelonephritis?

What is Pyelonephritis?

  • Pyelonephritis: Kidney and ureter infection usually bacterial from the bladder.
  • Pyelonephritis: inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Pyelonephritis: Introduction

Types of Pyelonephritis:

Types of Pyelonephritis:

Broader types of Pyelonephritis:

Who gets Pyelonephritis?

Gender Profile for Pyelonephritis: More common in women

How serious is Pyelonephritis?

Complications of Pyelonephritis: see complications of Pyelonephritis
Deaths for Pyelonephritis: 846 deaths reported in USA 1999 for kidney infection (NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Pyelonephritis?

Causes of Pyelonephritis: see causes of Pyelonephritis
Cause of Pyelonephritis: Usually spread of the infection from the bladder.
Causes of Pyelonephritis: Possible causes of infection include the following:

  • Use of a catheter to drain urine from the bladder
  • Use of a cystoscope to examine the bladder and urethra
  • Surgery on the urinary tract
  • Conditions such as prostate enlargement and kidney stones that prevent the efficient flow of urine from the bladder.
(Source: excerpt from Pyelonephritis (Kidney Infection) in Adults: NIDDK)
Risk factors for Pyelonephritis: see risk factors for Pyelonephritis

What are the symptoms of Pyelonephritis?

Symptoms of Pyelonephritis: see symptoms of Pyelonephritis

Complications of Pyelonephritis: see complications of Pyelonephritis

Pyelonephritis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pyelonephritis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pyelonephritis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Pyelonephritis: see treatments for Pyelonephritis
Research for Pyelonephritis: see research for Pyelonephritis

Organs Affected by Pyelonephritis:

Organs and body systems related to Pyelonephritis include:

Name and Aliases of Pyelonephritis

Main name of condition: Pyelonephritis

Other names or spellings for Pyelonephritis:

pyelitis, kidney infection

Pyelonephritis: Related Conditions

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