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Are there different symptoms for acute and chronic pyelonephritis?

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Dr. James Lin
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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.

In brief: 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.
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