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Doctor insights on: Sodium Restriction In Pyelonephritis

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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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What is pyelonephritis caused by?

What is pyelonephritis caused by?

Kidney infection: Usually bacteria infecting kidney, possibly causing damage if not treated properly in timely fashion. Bacteria can affect kidney by refluxing up from bladder. Hematogenous (via blood) is other possibility. Results of inadequate treated pyelonephritis are scarring and loss of renal cortex. Chronic scarring can cause hypertension.If both kidneys severely involved renal failure. ...Read more

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What is focal region pyelonephritis?

What is focal region pyelonephritis?

A localised area: A localised area of inflammation of the kidney could be described as focal region pyelonephritis. Upper and lower poles of kidney have greater propensity for intrarenal reflux (to allow bacteria ti attack kidney tuissue) and be focal regions for pyelonephritis. An infected kidney stone could be the center of a focal region of pyelonephritis. ...Read more

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Causes of bilateral pyelonephritis with no risk factors?

Causes of bilateral pyelonephritis with no risk factors?

Pyelonephritis: Can occur by ascending infection from bladder or through the bloodstream. Either can produce bilateral disease. Are you certain there are no predisposing factors? ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my pyelonephritis. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my pyelonephritis.  Should i?

Absolutely: Pyelonephritis, if not treated properly, can lead to urosepsis (a blood infection with bacteria from the urogenital tract), which can be fatal. In a male, pyelonephritis is rather uncommon. You should double-check your diagnosis and make sure you don't actually have prostatitis, which can also be quite serious. ...Read more

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How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

How are reflux and pyelonephritis related?

Sometimes: Reflux is the abnormal passage of urine from the bladder to the kidneys through the ureters, or urinary drainage tubes from the kidneys to the bladder. This usually does not occur. Reflux itself does not lead to kidney infections, however, if the urine is infected, reflux may lead to pyelonephritis. This is most common in young, female children. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

What are the differences between cystitis and pyelonephritis?

Location, location: A cystitis is an infection in the bladder area. A pyelonephritisis an infection in the kidneys. Both medical problems will present with burning on urination and bloody urine. However with a pyelonephritis you have more pain in the back area. ...Read more

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What is pyelonephritis infection?

What is pyelonephritis infection?

Infection of kidney: Usually caused by bacteria travelling from bladder up to and infecting the kidney. Rarely bacteria reach the kidney via the blood stream. Symptoms are usually severe flank pain, fever and chills, often blood in urine and symptoms of bladder infection i.e. Burning with & frequent urination. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of pyelonephritis?

Pathophysiology of pyelonephritis?

Kidney Infection: Pyelonephritis is iinfection in a kidney. It can be caused either by bacteria moving from the skin up the urinary tract and invading the kidney or by bacteria floating around in your blood until they take up residence in your kidney. Either has been given as an explanation for kidney infections and I have not seen anything to say one is more likely than the other. ...Read more

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