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How does acute pyelonephritis attack and spread?

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 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 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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 pyelonephritis spread?

May not spread: Pyelonephritis is not known to spread from person to person usually. ...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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Docs, could a kidney infection spread?

Docs, could a kidney infection spread?

It can worsen: A kidney infection can worsen and become life threatening but it will not spread to other people. ...Read more

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Can acute nephritis make you more prone to kidney infections in the future? Need expert opinions!

Not necessarily: Depending on the cause of the nephritis and other medical problems you have recurring infection may be somewhat more likely. ...Read more

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Right Kidney Infection. If untreated, what would happen? And in how long? Can infection spread? Can it spread to left kidney?

Yes and depends.: Kidney infection can get worse and spread to the blood stream when it is called sepsis and can be very serious and can be life threatening. How long it takes can't be accurately predicted. In some people it can progress very quickly even within 24 hours, others it might take a little bit longer. If you have high fevers and feel you are getting worse you need to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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Day 3 of antibiotics for kidney infection right side still hurts as bad and left starting to hurt but not as bad as right could infection spread?

Day 3 of antibiotics for kidney infection right side still hurts as bad and left starting to hurt but not as bad as right could infection spread?

See answer: It can take a good 3-4 days of antibiotic therapy, fluids, and rest before one begins to feel better from a kidney infection. Persistent fever (>100.5) or worsening of symptoms would begin to be a cause for concern. Important then to make sure pt on appropriate antibiotics (recheck urines culture) and to make sure no abnormalities of kidneys (renal ultrasound or ct scan imaging). ...Read more

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Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Not necessarily: If you already have problems with your kidneys that have caused them to not work normally, then an infection can make things worse. If your kidneys are functioning normally, it would be very unlikely to have acute renal failure with a kidney infection. Parenthetically, infected kidneys will lose some of their function, but treatment of the infection should restore things to normal. ...Read more

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Can uti (kidney) infection cause heart pain?? Even worse can it cause one to have a heart attack?

Can uti (kidney) infection cause heart pain?? Even worse can it cause one to have a heart attack?

Yes: An infection causes the body to work harder. The temperature changes, the blood cells multiple. The extra effort is stressing the body. Release of cortisol. You are 26 and a male therefore the chances of a heart attack are less. A UTI in a male is usually a sexually transmitted disease at your age. Consult a doctor for best treatment, labs, and c and s of urine. ...Read more

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Got out of hospital 2 days ago from acute kidney infection. I know the pain takes up to 2 weeks to go but I have really bad stomach pains too. Normal?

Got out of hospital 2 days ago from acute kidney infection. I know the pain takes up to 2 weeks to go but I have really bad stomach pains too. Normal?

Side effect?: Could be a lingering side effect of the medications you have been on. The stress of hospitalization can also have an adverse impact on your stomach lining - you could try some maalox or mylanta. ...Read more