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Is acute pyelonephritis causd by a virus or a bacteria?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Edward Cherullo
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Many bacteria types

Usually bacteria is the cause of pyelonephritis.

In brief: Many bacteria types

Usually bacteria is the cause of pyelonephritis.
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