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Do people always run a high fever with a kidney infection?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Usually

Patients with pyelonephritis usually develop fever which lasts until after 3-4 days of effective antibiotic treatment.
Elderly patients with pyelonephritis sometimes do not run fevers.

In brief: Usually

Patients with pyelonephritis usually develop fever which lasts until after 3-4 days of effective antibiotic treatment.
Elderly patients with pyelonephritis sometimes do not run fevers.
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Usually

Especially if associated with loin pain.
Fever could also mean other infections. A fever is a cause of concern and suggests need for prompt medical attention.

In brief: Usually

Especially if associated with loin pain.
Fever could also mean other infections. A fever is a cause of concern and suggests need for prompt medical attention.
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