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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

Uti: Acute pyelonephritis is an infection involving the kidney. A "urinary tract infection" is any infection involving the urinary tract. In effect, pyelonephritis is a type of UTI. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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What are the differences between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

What are the differences between acute pyelonephritis and a UTI?

AllUrinaryTract/Uppe: UTI is the term used for infection in any part of Urinary Tract from Urethra to urinary bladder to kidneys and covers the whole tract
Pyaponephritis is also infection in the upper urinary tract, that is the Kidneys abd the Ureters and is usually more severe infection than the lower UTIs like Cystitis and urethritis.So Pelonephritis is also a UTI ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Is acute pyelonephritis more treatable than chronic pyelonephritis?

Yes: Pyelonephritis means infection of the kidney. Acute means severe. If it is of recent origin it must be treated immediately and fully. Chronic pyelonephritis means that condition is not acute but has been smouldring for a while. It damages the kidneys and it cannot be reversed ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and acute glomerulonephritis?

What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and acute glomerulonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes kidney infection usually extended from its hollow part called renal pelvis, but occasionally maybe a blood-borne infection to kidneys. Glomerulonephritis denotes inflammatory change specifically affecting microfilters (glomeruli) & their associated tubules, which usually result from streptococcal infection, autoimmune disorders, drugs, diseases like diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more

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Acute Pyelonephritis sucks! I'm In so much pain! Any advice on how to flush the kidneys?

Acute Pyelonephritis sucks! I'm In so much pain! Any advice on how to flush the kidneys?

Drink fluids: Other than drinking fluids, flushing the kidneys would not be as helpful as getting you on the right antibiotic if you have a kidney infection. If you are on the right antibiotic, the pain should go away rather quickly- a day or two. If it still hurts, a doctor needs to re-evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

Bacteria: Pyelonephritis describes a classic kidney parenchyma (meat) bacterial infection. This is more complicated and severe than a simple UTI (or cystitis). A viral pyelonephritis would be exceedingly rare. Long term (21 days) of antibiotics for bacteria are the mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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How does acute pyelonephritis attack and spread?

See below: Pyelonephritis is usually a bacterial infection in the kidney
usually bacteria come from the bladder, and there are other causes
the bacteria can spread to the blood stream and causes systemic blood infection. ...Read more

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Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Any recent developments in acute pyelonephritis?

Still Antibiotics: Pyelonephritis is still just an infection of the kidney and upper tracts of the urinary system. The cure is still antibiotics. Real pyelonephritis is usually associated with significant pain, fever, and nausea. It is hard to clear quickly but antibiotics is still the gold standard for cure. ...Read more

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What are the clinical manifestations for acute pyelonephritis?

Pain and fever: Severe flank or lower back or deep abdominal pain and tenderness. Usually accompanied by fever and symptoms of a UTI which are burning sensation with urination and frequent urination. Possible blood in urine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute pyelonephritis and cystitis?

Severity: Cystitis or UTI is an infection of the bladder. Pyelonephritis is a kidney infection and is potentially more dangerous especially in certain groups of people. These groups include the elderly, pregnant women and anyone who is immunosuppressed. In these groups it can lead to sepsis and even death without proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is acute pyelonephritis caused by alcohol consumption?

Is acute pyelonephritis caused by alcohol consumption?

No: Acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Alcohol may make people more susceptible to many infections by suppressing many parts of the immune system, and sexual activity related to excessive alcohol use is sometimes responsible for urinary tract infections, especially in women, which can ultimately result in pyelonephritis in some cases. ...Read more

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What to do if I have acute pyelonephritis and still have fever after 48 hours of ER visit do I go back?

What to do if I have acute pyelonephritis and still have fever after 48 hours of ER visit do I go back?

Not necessarily: Pyelonephritis is an infection involving the kidneys. Typical presentation is a high, spiking fever that often is accompanied by flank pain. It is not uncommon to have continued fevers even on antibiotic therapy. It is very important to have antibiotic therapy tailored to urine culture data to optimize treatment. Back to ER if uncontrolled nausea, lower blood pressure, worse pain ...Read more

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Is it possible to have acute pyelonephritis with a negative CT scan, urinalysis pos for infection, flank pain, nausea/vomiting, fever?

I believe so: I am not a radiologist, but as a pathologist I can assure you that I've seen cases of pyelonephritis that i'd think are are too subtle anatomically to show on x-rays. White cell casts in the urine establish the diagnosis, and if there's white cells in the urine and flank pain and fever, the presumptive diagnosis is kidney infection, imaging or no. ...Read more

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I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

I had a kidney infection recently. I have a red rash on my chest for over a year, butterfly shape. Recently hives & weight gain. Could it be lupus?

Hard to say.: The butterfly rash from lupus is on the face not chest. A rash, kidney infection, hives and weight gain may or may not all be related. You need to be thoroughly evaluated, with appropriate testing, by your primary care doc. A referral can be done to an appropriate specialist, if indicated by the results of that work-up. ...Read more

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Kidney infection since march just fin 4th antibiotic last week now have rash on legs arms and joint pain feet hurt to walk on could this be connected?

Kidney infection since march just fin 4th antibiotic last week now have rash on legs arms and joint pain feet hurt to walk on could this be connected?

RASH AND JOINT PAIN: IT SOUNDS LIKE A REACTION TO ONE OF THE ANTIBIOTICS.
IT WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW THE NAMES OF THE DIFFERENT ANTIBIOTICS YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING.
CHECK WITH YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Vaginal rash - six weeks ago - UTI turned into kidney infection - now have the same rash again but much worse - can it be another UTI and if so why?

Vaginal rash - six weeks ago - UTI turned into kidney infection - now have the same rash again but much worse - can it be another UTI and if so why?

Probably not: UTI does not cause rash in the vulva (I think you are referring to it as vagina). However, the antibiotic used for the UTI can give, as a side effect, a yeast infection in the vaginal area. If you are having no urinary symptoms, it is unlikely to be a UTI. You should be checked by your doctor or your gyn, who will also check a urine sample and diagnose the rash. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim. Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for kidney infection had reaction so was changed to bactrim. Now having rash, shaking so switching it agin. Is it safe to keep switching?

Adverse reactions: Unfortunately, it IS necessary to change if now you're getting a rash reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) - which is a 'sulfa' drug. Knowing what the germ is and it's sensitivity profile would help select the right antibiotic for you -- as well as keeping in balance with your allergies/medical history. Usually I like to treat for 10 or 14 days for a kidney infection- so hopefully not that much treatment left.. ...Read more

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Will omnicef work on kidney infection? Was switched to omnicef from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds because of rash and shaking.

Will omnicef work on kidney infection? Was switched to omnicef from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds because of rash and shaking.

Probably OK, but...: Bad luck with the allergic reactions. Antibiotic effectiveness for any infection depends on the bacteria causing it and which antibiotics are active against it. If you had a positive urine culture that was tested and found susceptible to cefdinir (Omnicef®), it will work well. If such testing wasn't done, you'll have to wait and see how it works. Discuss with the doc who prescribed it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was prescribed Cephalexin after passing a kidney stone due to kidney infection, and for the last 2 days, I've had a pretty significant neck pain/stiffness (no fever). Can it be caused by the antibiotic? I also have a rash on my upper chest that looks li

Rash neck pain: Hello ~ this could be many things in a very wide differential diagnosis, but you are 30yo with head and neck pain and a rash I would advise that you go into the closest ER for evaluation and to rule out serious illness oK thanks ...Read more

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Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Could pyelonephritis cause acute kidney failure?

Yes: If your kidneys are already not working correctly or the infection goes for a long time untreated or both you can have acute renal failure. If you are concerned or believe you have problems with your kidneys, please see your doctor asap and have this investigated. ...Read more

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Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

Here are some...: Pyelonephritis denotes inflammatory change from bacterial infection (usually extended from infection in bladder) in renal pelvis, calyces, & papillae extending to renal parenchyma. Clinically, in acute stage, patient is sick with fever & backache; in chronic, may be freeof Sx. But there is distinct difference in the image of kidneys between acute & chronic state. More? Ask doc as space is limited. ...Read more

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How does e coli cause pyelonephritis in people? Can normal, healthy people get it?

How does e coli cause pyelonephritis in people? Can normal, healthy people get it?

UTI: Uti's at time can spread proximally and cause infection of the kidney (pyelonephritis). Ecoli is one such bacteria. It can occur in healthy people. ...Read more

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What is itcalled when you don't get a fever when you have an infection. I haven't had a fever since '94 when I had pyelonephritis I been septic 4xs?

Septic 4x's? WOW: If you truly have been septic 4 times with or without fever I would suspect you have immune system dysfunction. You should have your complement system evaluated along with white blood cell function (chemo tactic activity, null killer cell activity)- not just amount. Do you still have a spleen? Sepsis has a 40% mortality with each episode. Maybe you are confusing the name with something else. ...Read more

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My sister says she has pyelonephritis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has pyelonephritis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Not usually: Pyelonephritis is not usually a familial condition and is not contagious. If there is a family history of kidney infections or kidney failure, then some congenital anatomic conditions may predispose to the development of recurrent infections, and these may occur in multiple family members. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more