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What is the likelihood of being hospitalized for a kidney infection in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Several qualifiers

Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.
The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed.

In brief: Several qualifiers

Hospitalization is needed for those conditions which cannot be managed as an outpatient.
The prominent factors include: is the patient able to take oral medications & hold down enough fluids to stay hydrated? Is the germ causing the UTI one that can be treated in pregnancy with an oral medication? Is patient free of other complications? If any of these is no, a hospitalization may be needed.
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